‘F Is For Household’, ‘In Dwelling Shade’ Author Was 57 – .
TV writer Marc Wilmore, known for his work on F Is For 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 confirmed his brother’s death and paid tribute to him on Twitter. “My sweet sweet brother, Marc Edward Wilmore, died last night fighting COVID and other diseases that have caused him pain for many years. My brother was the kindest, gentlest, funniest angel lion I have ever known. I love you little brother “
Wilmore started his career as a sketch comedy writer in the 1990s on the legendary sketch show In Living Color. During the last season of the show, he switched from writer to performer. He made eerie imitations of cultural icons like Robert Guillaume, Maya Angelou, and James Earl Jones. It was his work on In Living Color that earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing on a Variety Series.
After In Living Color, Wilmore worked on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as the stop-motion animated series The PJs, which his brother aired on Fox. The series featured the voices of Eddie Murphy, Loretta Devine and Jenifer Lewis. Wilmore pronounced the character of the police officer Walter Burkett. He was also featured in The Simpsons during season 11 and joined the writing staff for season 13. For his work on The Simpsons, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding animation programming in 2008 as a producer. Two years later, Wilmore worked as a writer and executive producer at F Is for Family, where he also made his vocal talents available.
My sweet sweet brother, Marc Edward Wilmore, died last night battling COVID and other conditions that have made him suffer in pain for many years. My brother was the kindest, gentlest, funniest angel lion I have ever known. I love you little brother pic.twitter.com/Zhcg1U4Evr
– Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) February 1, 2021