Dedication to Paul Newman at the end of "Lost Verizon"

The following is a list of real-world people who have worked on The Simpsons, but later died, whilst the show was still airing. It includes deceased voice cast, staff and guest stars. Often, subsequent episodes have been dedicated to them.




Dedication to Sooan Kim at the end of "Fatzcarraldo"

  • Doris Grau, 71 (died December 30, 1995) - Grau provided the voice of

Lunchlady Doris and several minor parts. She had previously served as a script supervisor for the show. Because of Grau's death, Lunchlady Doris was retired, but has since made appearances under the name Dora. Tress MacNeille currently voices Lunchlady Doris. "Team Homer" was dedicated to her. Died due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


Guest stars

  • Larry Hagman, 81 (died November 23, 2012) - Hagman guest voiced as Wallace Brady in "The Monkey Suit". Died due to acute myeloid leukemia from being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome after stage 2 throat cancer surgery.