Marc Wilmore, writer of popular American sitcom, The Simpsons, has died after contracting coronavirus while battling other health issues.

According to his brother, Larry Wilmore who confirmed the sad news in a statement shared on social media, Marc died on January 30th at age 57.

“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.” He wrote.

The veteran actor and comedian first joined the iconic cartoon sitcom The Simpsons, during its 13th season which aired throughout 2001 and 2002.

He got his first credit for a segment of the Halloween special Treehouse of Horror XIII titled Send in the Clones.

He continued working on The Simpsons until 2015, also providing his voice to the episodes It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge in 2000, and The Wreck of the Relationship in 2014.

Marc won an Emmy for outstanding animated programme as a producer for the episode Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind in 2008.

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