LOS ANGELES - Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," has died.
"Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean said in a statement Saturday that her death is a terrible loss. He says Wallace's "irreplaceable character" would be retired from the show.
"Cheers to the hilarious, kind, fab Marcia Wallace, who has taken her leave of us," "Simpsons" actress Yeardley Smith said on Twitter. "Heaven is now a much funnier place b/c of you, Marcia. Xx"
The longtime TV actress' credits ranged from playing a wise-cracking receptionist on "The Bob Newhart Show" to appearances on Candice Bergen's "Murphy Brown."