Marcia Wallace, best known as the voice of Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons has died from complications of pneumonia, aged 70.
Wallace, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, died at home in Los Angeles on Friday night surrounded by friends and family.
Prior to The Simpsons, she was best known as Bob Newhart’s wisecracking receptionist Carol Kester on the 70s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show. She also guest starred in such series as Full House, Taxi and Murphy Brown.
Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said Saturday that the character of Mrs Krabappel, who married Ned Flanders in later seasons, will be retired from the show — via redwolf.newsvine.com