The Simpsons Actress Marcia Wallace Died From ‘Pneumonia Complications’

As tributes continue to pour in for The Simpsons actress Marcia Wallace, her son Mikey has confirmed that breast cancer played no part in her passing.

Wallace died on Friday at the age of 70 after becoming “severely ill”. She was best-known for her Emmy-winning role as semi-defeated teacher Edna Krabapple on Matt Groening’s long-running animated comedy.

According to TMZ, her son Mikey has confirmed that pneumonia complications were to blame for her devastating death, not cancer – which she previously fought (and won) back in the 1980s. In 2007 she was awarded a prestigious accolade for all of her work in raising awareness.

The site continued to say that she died with her family by her side, after being sick for several months.

The Simpsons’ executive producer Al Jean has said that Mrs Krabapple will be retired from the show, and also denied that bosses were already planning to take the character out.

Wallace shot to fame on The Bob Newhart Show, on which she played receptionist Carol Kester for six seasons.

She also starred on various game show panels, including The $25,000 Pyramid, Hollywood Squares and Match Game.

She released her autobiography in 2004.