Television writer Marc Wilmore, known for his work on F is for the family and In living color died on January 30 after complications with Covid. He was 57 years old.
Comedian, producer and talk show host Larry Wilmore has confirmed his brother’s death and paid tribute to him on Twitter. “My sweet brother, Marc Edward Wilmore, passed away last night while battling COVID and other conditions that had plagued him for many years. My brother was the cutest, sweetest, funniest angel lion I have ever known. I love you little brother.
Wilmore launched his career as a comedy sketch writer in the 1990s on the famous sketch In living color. He went from writer to actor in the show’s final season. He made weird imitations of cultural icons such as Robert Guillaume, Maya Angelou, and James Earl Jones. It was his work on In living color this earned him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
After In living color, Wilmore continued to work on Tonight’s Show with Jay Leno as well as the animated stop motion series Pajamas created by his brother which aired on Fox. The series starred the voices of Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine and Jenifer Lewis. Wilmore voiced the character of policeman Walter Burkett. It was also featured in The simpsons during season 11 and joined the editorial staff for season 13. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program as a Producer for his work on The simpsons in 2008. Two years later Wilmore worked as a screenwriter and executive producer on F is for the family where he also provided his voice talent.
My sweet brother, Marc Edward Wilmore, passed away last night while battling COVID and other conditions that had plagued him for many years. My brother was the cutest, sweetest, funniest angel lion I have ever known. I love you little brother. pic.twitter.com/Zhcg1U4Evr
– Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) February 1, 2021