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The following is a list of people who have worked on The Simpsons, both the show and other franchise elements, but later died. For the main series, the list includes deceased voice cast, staff and guest stars. Often, subsequent episodes have been dedicated to them. Those who have work on the show's comics, albums, video games and other related productions, are also included here.

To clarify, this list only includes people who died after their work on The Simpsons took place, for example:

  • Eartha Kitt is included because she recorded a guest spot for the show, but died before it aired.
  • Neil Armstrong is included because, although he did not knowingly make an appearance on the series, archive audio of his first steps on the moon were used by the show whilst he was still alive.
  • Theodore Roosevelt is not included because the archive audio of his speeches were used in the show long after his death.
    • Similarly, the writer Edgar Allan Poe was credited with co-writing "The Raven" section of "Treehouse of Horror", as this primarily consisted of the actual text of Poe's The Raven. Poe died aged 40 on October 7, 1849 from unknown causes, some 141 years before the episode aired.

The Simpsons[edit]

The following people have been credited with working on The Simpsons. Several have worked on other aspects of the franchise as well, but they are principally associated with the TV show.



Writers and producers[edit]

Directors and animators[edit]

Other crew members[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Archive footage[edit]

  • Neil Armstrong, 82 (died August 25, 2012) – Twice voiced himself via audio footage. Complications following surgery.

The Simpsons Movie[edit]

  • Don LaFontaine, 68 (died September 1, 2008) – LaFontaine provided the voice over for the majority of the film's trailers. Complications from a pneumothorax.
  • Kevyn L. Wallace, 47 (died September 14, 2011) – Background layout artist for the film. Injuries sustained in car accident.
  • Danny Taverna, 67 (died January 2, 2015) – Background layout artist for the film.
  • Maureen Mlynarczyk, 47 (died February 16, 2020) – served as an additional timing director for the film. Colon cancer.
  • Marsha Kramer, 74 (died January 23, 2020) – served as part of the ADR loop group for the film.
  • Marko Barrows, 60 (died May 4, 2021) – Visual effects animator for the film.
  • Susan Burke, 67 (died January 11, 2023) – Animation checker for the film.

Other franchise elements[edit]

The following people worked exclusively on an aspect of The Simpsons' franchise independent of the series or film, such as the comics, albums or video games.




Video games[edit]

Other related[edit]

The following people have had no direct employment on the series or franchise, but have been connected to it some way, such as appearing on something about the show.

Foreign voice cast[edit]

Brazilian Portuguese dub (Os Simpsons)[edit]

Czech dub (Simpsonovi)[edit]

French dub (Les Simpson)[edit]

Canadian (Quebec)[edit]

European (France)[edit]

German dub (Die Simpsons)[edit]

Hungarian dub (A Simpson család)[edit]

  • Balázs Szuhay, 65 (died May 11, 2001) – dubbed the voice of Mr. Burns from season 1 to season 8. Heart attack.
  • György Vizy, 49 (died October 22, 2004) – dubbed the voice of Barney Gumble.
  • Sándor Lázár, 50 (died August 22, 2005) – dubbed the voice of Ned Flanders. Car accident.
  • József Székhelyi, 71 (died August 22, 2018) – dubbed the voice of Homer Simpson. Lung cancer.
  • Roland Dam, 47 (died December 27, 2021) – dubbed the voice of Moe Szyslak from season 9 to season 12. Complications from COVID-19.

Italian dub (I Simpson)[edit]

Japanese dub (ザ・シンプソンズ, Za shinpusonzu)[edit]

Polish dub (Simpsonowie)[edit]

Spanish dub (Los Simpson)[edit]

European (Spain)[edit]

Latin American (Mexico)[1][edit]


  1. "The dub is made in Mexico but is distributed to the Spanish-speaking Latin American countries.

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