Emmy-winning television writer Marc Wilmore has died from complications of COVID-19 and other previous health conditions, his family said. He was 57.
His brother, writer and comedian Larry Wilmore, shared a tribute to Marc Sunday night on Twitter.
“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,” Larry captioned a black-and-white photo of his brother.
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Marc’s many writing credits included F Is for Family and The Simpsons. He got his start writing for In Living Color and was promoted to a cast member on the show’s final season.
He went on to work for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The PJs. He was also a voice actor for some of the shows he wrote for, including The Simpsons.
Marc won an Emmy Award in 2008 for his work on The Simpsons.
He was born in San Bernardino County, Calif., in 1963 and graduated from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, before embarking on a television writing career.