Marcia Wallace Dies; Comedic Actress Was 70 Years Old

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Marcia Wallace, a comedic actress who portrayed Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show, passed away last night due to pneumonia complications. She was 70 years old.

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The death was confirmed by Wallace's good friend Cathryn Michon, who said in an emotional statement:

“She passed at 9 PM last night due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing. Ironically it was during breast cancer awareness month during which she was always a funny ray of hope for so many. I’m devastated.”

Wallace was also known for voicing Bart’s teacher, Edna Krabappel, on the Fox animated smash The Simpsons. She won an Emmy for that role.

“Cheers to the hilarious, kind, fab Marcia Wallace, who has taken her leave from us," Wallace’s Simpsosns co-star Yeardley Smith blogged this morning. “Heaven is now a much funnier place because of you.”

The Simpsons producer Al Jean actually announced recently that  a regular character  - which earned the star who voiced him/her an Emmy - will be killed off next season.

It's unclear if he meant Krabappel and it's unclear if those plans will change now die to this sad news.

UPDATE: Says Jean in a statement: "I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace. She was beloved by all at 'The Simpsons' and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character."

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WOOF - O RAMA !!!! HOW DID THAT MONGREL MONSTER GET INTO SHOW BIZ ??? ... I MEAN .. THERE ARE SOME LIMITS !!! SHE MUST OF HAD SOME LOAD OF EXTORTION PICTURES !! ONLY POSSIBLE EXPKLANATION .

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Reallly ?! Stfu I win !! Hahahahahah

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damn, another mum who passed away?

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Haahaaa! Said in Nelson voice!

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Hahahahahahahahah

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I have enjoyed her as Ms. Krabappel on the Simpson's for so long. She was phenomenal. And will be greatly missed.Rest In Peace Mrs. Wallace.

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I am very sad today for 2 reasons: (1) Today is my mom's birthday...she would have been 67-years-old and (2) we have lost YET ANOTHER beloved celebrity/entertainer...Marcia Wallace. OMG!!!!! Marcia was SUPER AWESOME as Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show back in the 1970's. But I ESPECIALLY enjoyed watching Marcia over the years on numerous/several classic game shows. Those endless game show appearances made Marcia EVEN MORE COMICAL...LOL!!!!! REST IN PEACE MARCIA WALLACE!!!!! Amen.

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@ Harry

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@ Harry

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