Homer threw a dummy of himself into falls. And people were decieved into thinking he died. So they came Homer's and wanted to tell his wife the bad news.
His wife -Marge opened the door.
"Home's passing away," a man told Marge.
I wonder why it is in present continue tense in this sentence I highlighted in blue. I think it should be perfect past tense, that is "Homer has passed away."
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