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Following Ed McMahon's death and by "popular" demand (although mainly as I have nothing better to do with my life), the following people who have appeared or worked on The Simpsons are no longer with us. At 86 McMahon was actually the second oldest to die.

  • Christopher Collins, 44, original voice of Mr. Burns and Moe (1994)
  • Thomas Chastain, 73, co-wrote "Black Widower"
  • Doris Grau, 71, voiced Lunchlady Doris (1995)
  • Audrey Meadows, 73, season 2 guest star (1996)
  • George Fenneman, 77, season 5 guest star (1997)
  • Linda McCartney, 56, season 7 guest star (1998)
  • Phil Hartman, 49, voice of Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure
  • Jim Varney, 50, season 9 guest star (2000)
  • Tito Puente, 77, season 6+7 guest star
  • Steve Allen, 78, season 3+6 guest star
  • Joe C., 26, season 11 guest star
  • Werner Klemperer, 80, season 5 guest star
  • Joey Ramone, 49, season 5 guest star (2001)
  • Jack Lemmon, 76, season 8 guest star
  • George Harrison, 58, season 5 guest star
  • Ron Taylor, 49, season 1+6 guest star (2002)
  • Lawrence Tierney, 82, season 7 guest star
  • Stephen Jay Gould, 60, season 9 guest star
  • John Entwistle, 57, season 11 guest star
  • Rod Steiger, 77, season 9 guest star
  • Chick Hearn, 85, season 3 guest star
  • Johnny Unitas, 69, season 4 guest star
  • Barry White, 58, season 4 guest star (2003)
  • Bob Hope, 100, season 4 guest star
  • Johnny Cash, 71, season 8 guest star
  • George Plimpton, 76, season 14 guest star
  • Paul Winfield, 64, season 8+9 guest star (2004)
  • Isabel Sanford, 86, season 15 guest star
  • Johnny Ramone, 55, season 5 guest star
  • Rodney Dangerfield, 82, season 8 guest star
  • Johnny Carson, 79, season 4 guest star (2005)
  • Henry Corden, 85, season 6
  • Anne Bancroft, 73, season 6 guest star
  • Bob Denver, 70, season 9 guest star
  • Dennis Weaver, 81, season 13 guest star (2006)
  • James Brown, 73, season 5 guest star
  • Tom Poston, 85, season 2 guest star (2007)
  • Robert Goulet, 73, season 5 guest star
  • George Carlin, 71, season 10 guest star (2008)
  • Paul Newman, 83, season 13 guest star
  • Eartha Kitt, 81, season 21 guest star
  • Patrick McGoohan, 80, season 12 guest star (2009)
  • John Updike, 76, season 12 guest star
  • Ed McMahon, 86, season 10 guest star
  • Michael Jackson, 50, season 3 guest star
  • Gary Coleman, 42, season 11 guest star (2010)
  • Robert Schimmel, 60, season 12 guest star


And those who could be joining them over the next few years...

  • Jack LaLanne, 94
  • Harry Morgan, 94
  • Ernest Borgnine, 92
  • Kirk Douglas, 92
  • June Foray, 91
  • Mickey Rooney, 88
  • Betty White, 87
  • Fyvush Finkel, 86
  • Stan Lee, 86
  • Jerry Lewis, 83
  • Hugh Hefner, 83
  • Gore Vidal, 83
  • Tony Bennett, 82
  • Mel Brooks, 82
  • William Daniels, 82
  • Cloris Leachman, 82
  • James Lipton, 82
  • Dick Tufeld, 82
  • Frank Gehry, 80
  • Adam West, 80
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers, 80

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Interesting list Garn. Well done.

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Another old Simpsons-related name I assume is still alive is Margaret Groening, Matt's mom and Marge Simpson's namesake. She was living in 2008 and I can't find anything saying that she died. She'd be 90 at this point.

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Following Ed McMahon's death and by "popular" demand (although mainly as I have nothing better to do with my life), the following people who have appeared on The Simpsons are no longer with us. At 86 McMahon was actually the second oldest to die.

 

Sorry, skipped the first list

 

And those who could be joining them over the next few years...

 

• Jack LaLanne, 94

• Harry Morgan, 94

• Ernest Borgnine, 92

• Kirk Douglas, 92

skipped the rest

 

Was this before the stroke? I currently can't imagine Kirk Douglas being a good voice-actor.

 

It's one of the better known episodes - "The Day the Violence Died" where Bart helps a homeless man who claims he created Itchy and Scratchy. Kirk voiced the Homeless Man - he did pretty good.

 

ETA - Sorry, forget to answer your question - It was in the 1996 season!

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You can add Michael Jackson to the dead list.

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You can add Michael Jackson to the dead list.

 

This is starting to gaim momentum... :skill2:

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Well I didn't except to have to update that any time soon; 15 guest stars have died before the age of 50.

 

Anyway, Jackson didn't just guest star, he also co-wrote Bart's UK number one hit "Do the Bartman".

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Well I didn't except to have to update that any time soon; 15 guest stars have died before the age of 50.

 

Anyway, Jackson didn't just guest star, he also co-wrote Bart's UK number one hit "Do the Bartman".

 

And thus his legacy to popular music is secured...

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Great job!!! Saved me the hassle of looking...

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Seems Eartha Kitt recorded a part for the show shortly before she died last year.

 

Is this the first posthumous apearence on the Simpsons, or has there been more?

 

Phil Hartman and Doris Grau made a few appearances after their deaths, but she is the first "true" guest star to appear posthumously as Grau and Hartman were both essentially cast members.

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Coldplay are the latest to be in the Simpsons...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...sits and waits in expectation that the curse will do the business on those witless c unts...

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I'm going to post this here because the only reason I recognised this guy's name was because he'd been on The Simpsons. Anyway, said guy is American comedian Robert Schimmel, who I can't see mentioned anywhere else on here... He had a heart attack in 1998, survived non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2000 (despite being told he had 6 months to live), has Hep C, and now, last month, revealed he has cirrhosis of the liver and needs a transplant. So, one to watch I guess, as I think he'd probably manage to get a UK obit.

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It's one of the better known episodes - "The Day the Violence Died" where Bart helps a homeless man who claims he created Itchy and Scratchy. Kirk voiced the Homeless Man - he did pretty good.

 

Yay, that's my favourite ever episode of the Simpsons. The old guy (Chester J Lampwick) spends the money he receives for being the creator of Itchy & Scratchy to buy a rocket car and a solid gold house, two items to which I shall always aspire.

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Didn't Dennis Hopper also appear in the Simpson's once?

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Call me crazy, but when someone is old and they die of something that old people die of it is hardly a curse.

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Call me crazy, but when someone is old and they die of something that old people die of it is hardly a curse.

 

Hence the sarcastic quote marks, but I'd rather that part of topic name got removed.

 

Didn't Dennis Hopper also appear in the Simpson's once?

 

No.

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I'm going to post this here because the only reason I recognised this guy's name was because he'd been on The Simpsons. Anyway, said guy is American comedian Robert Schimmel, who I can't see mentioned anywhere else on here... He had a heart attack in 1998, survived non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2000 (despite being told he had 6 months to live), has Hep C, and now, last month, revealed he has cirrhosis of the liver and needs a transplant. So, one to watch I guess, as I think he'd probably manage to get a UK obit.

 

After all that he dies in a car crash.

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P.S. Can we change the thread name to something not shit? The Simpsons (and other animation) or something like that?

 

It can be changed to whatever you think would be a more appropriate name. We already have a animation thread.

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Yeah I was pretty sure we did. Ok, well I'd say just rename it as 'The Simpsons' then, please.

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