Marge Simpson voice actor in Latin America dies

Nancy MacKenzie, who voiced the character of Marge Simpson for the Latin American dub of The Simpsons, has died at the age of 81.

The Peruvian-Mexican actress was renowned for dubbing countless major roles in English-language titles for the Spanish-speaking market.

The news was confirmed by the actors who portray Lisa and Bart Simpson in the Latin American dub, Patricia Acevedo and Claudia Motta. “With profound sorrow, the Simpson children (Lisa and Bart) announce the death of our beloved mum, Marge Simpson (Nancy MacKenzie),” they wrote. “Rest in peace, we will never forget you.”

MacKenzie lent her voice to the Simpsons matriarch for the first 15 seasons of the hit animated series, first broadcast from 1989 to 2004.

Among others to pay tribute to MacKenzie was Humberto Vélez, who provided the voice of Marge’s husband Homer in the dubbed version.

“[We spent] many hours together, working and travelling. A lifetime. Your passing hurts me very much, but I celebrate your love of life, of being free and living life fully,” he wrote on X.

MacKenzie was born and raised in Peru, later moving to Mexico in her 20s to pursue a career in acting.

She appeared in a number of popular television series and soap operas in Mexico and established herself as one of the leading voiceover and dubbing actors in the region, taking on roles such as Trinity in The Matrix, as well as voicing over performances by stars such as Sigourney Weaver, Diane Keaton and Judi Dench.

She found her niche in the animated world, taking on roles such as Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians, Daphne in Scooby-Doo and Sailor Galaxie in Sailor Moon.

The Latin American version of The Simpsons debuted on Canal 5 in Mexico on Christmas Day in 1990 and later found its home on Fox throughout Central and South America. MacKenzie remained in the role up until series 15, when she was replaced by Marina Huerta, who had previously voiced Bart.