Woman who inspired Marge Simpson dies

Creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening. Photo / Getty Images
Creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening. Photo / Getty Images

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is mourning the death of his mother, who inspired him to create his cartoon family matriarch Marge Simpson.

Margaret Groening died in her sleep on April 22 in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. She was 94.

Her animator son famously based his blue-haired character on his mum.

Groening's cartoonist dad Homer - the inspiration for Bart Simpson's father - died in 1996.

- WENN

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