Nancy MacKenzie dead at 81: Voice of iconic character Marge Simpson in Latin America has passed away

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Peruvian-Mexican Actress Nancy MacKenzie, who was best known for lending her voice to Marge Simpson in Latin America, has died at the age of 81.

Voice over actress Nancy MacKenzie’s death was shared on social media by her former co-star. Patricia Acevedo, who voices Lisa Simpson for Latin America. She wrote on Instagram that “It is with deep sadness, the Simpson kids, Lisa and Bart, announce the passing of our beloved mum Marge Simpson (Nancy MacKenzie).” Patricia also shared a video with photos of the Latin American voice cast for The Simpsons. 

Patricia Acevedo was not the only former co-star of Nancy MacKenzie who paid tribute to her on social media. Humberto Vélez, who voices Homer Simpson for Latin America, also shared a message on his Instagram and said: “Many hours together, working and travelling. A lifetime. It hurts me so much that you are gone, but I celebrate your way of joy, of being free, of living life to the fullest.

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Humberto Vélez went on to say “Thank you for always listening to me, for your unconditional support in the union problem that we go through together. Thank you for the laughs, the debates, the trust. Thank you for transitioning with me this part of life. You were, are and will be a fundamental part of the most important labour project of my work. You are many things. You are my wife Marge.”

Although Nancy MacKenzie was born in Peru, she moved to Mexico in her 20s and went on to star in many Mexican soap operas.

As well as providing the voice of Marge Simpson in Latin America, she also was well-known for her Spanish-language voice overs of cartoon characters such as Cruella de Vil and Daphne in The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.

The BBC also reported that “She also voiced over many famous actresses, including Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Sigourney Weaver and Judi Dench.”

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