Bosses of hit animated comedy The Simpsons paid tribute to late star Marcia Wallace with a special dedication on the show's opening credits on Sunday (03Nov13).

Wallace, who voiced schoolteacher Edna Krabappel in the longrunning cartoon, died last month (Oct13) at the age of 70, and producers of the show honoured her with a touching moment in a new episode, which aired in the U.S. on Sunday night.

In the famous segment on the show's opening credits in which Bart Simpson scrawls cheeky lines on his classroom chalkboard, viewers saw him write "We'll really miss you Mrs. K" at the start of the episode, titled Four Regrettings and a Funeral.

Before the broadcast, Fox network aired an old episode of The Simpsons featuring Wallace's character in a prominent storyline.