BEVERLY HILLS, February 01, (THEWILL) – The Simpsons writer, Marc Wilmore, has passed on at the age of 57 after he contracted coronavirus while battling other health issues.
His elder brother, Larry, announced his death on his social media account.
Larry wrote: “My sweet sweet brother, Marc Edward Wilmore, passed away last night while battling Covid and other conditions that have had him in pain for many years.
“My brother was the kindest, gentlest, funniest, lion of an angel I’ve ever known. I love you little brother.”
Marc started his career as a television writer in 1992 on In Living Color, and later joined The Tonight Show with Jay Leno between 1995 and 1998.
He joined the iconic cartoon sitcom, The Simpsons, in its 13th season which was produced from 2001 and 2002.
In 2008, the deceased writer scored a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program as a producer for the episode Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind.