Inspiration for Marge Simpson Dies at 94

by | May 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM | Celebrity Deaths, The Simpsons

Marge Simpson (Fox)

Margaret Groening, the mother of “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, died at the age of 94. Margaret served as the inspiration for the Marge Simpson on her son’s long-running Fox show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Margaret was born in 1919 and grew up in Washington state before marrying her college boyfriend, Homer Groening. Of course, Matt used the names of his parents, as well as sisters Lisa and Maggie, as the namesakes for the animated family.

Homer died in 1996, and Margaret leaves behind her brother, Arnold, as well as four of her five children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.