Simpsons writer Marc Wilmore dies at 57.

A writer for The Simpsons, Marc Wilmore, has died after contracting coronavirus while fighting other health complications. Marc's brother Larry confirmed the sad news in a social media statement.

He 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 joined the writing staff on The Simpsons for the hit animated show's 13th season.

And he even picked up an Emmy as producer for Outstanding Animated Programme for the episode Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind in 2008.

Marc Wilmore dies aged 57.

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He also worked on In Living Color, The PJs, and F Is For Family. And tributes have poured in for him since Larry's sad announcement.

His co-writer on The Simpson Michael Price penned: "Another giant talent taken too soon. I had the privilege to work alongside Marc Wilmore on 3 shows (PJs, Simpsons, FIFF) for the better part of the last 23 years and he was THE funniest person in every room.

"And a wonderful man. He is irreplaceable. Rest In Peace, my friend."

Marc was best known for his work on The Simpsons.

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F Is For Family producer Henry Gammill added: "I'm devastated by the loss of Marc Wilmore.

"Marc was my favorite - I hung onto his every word. He was empathetic beyond measure, not to mention the funniest one in the room every damn time.

"Warm, genuine, uniquely funny - that was Marc. I love him. It was a joy to be his friend."