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Death in Springfield? Character on The Simpsons Might Be Killed Off
HOLLYWOOD -- A character on The Simpsons might be meeting his or her demise on an upcoming episode, if the show's writers have their way.
Executive Producer Al Jean told reporters recently the writers are "working on a script where a character will pass away."
The Hollywood Reporter said Jean thinks that killing off a character would have a "good emotional through line."
"The story will be produced this year though it may air in season 26," the Reporter quoted Jean as saying.
Which character will die has not yet been made public, however, Jean hinted that "the actor playing the character won an Emmy."
This isn't the first time the Grim Reaper has visited the cartoon version of Springfield. According to the Reporter, seven characters have been killed off, including Ned Flander's wife, Maude, and Homer's Las Vegas wife, Amber.
Here's a look at the characters, voiced by Emmy winners, possibly on the list, according to the Hollywood Reporter article:
Anne Hathaway as Penelope (2010)
Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson (2009)
Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob (2006)
Castellaneta as various characters including Grampa Simpson, Barney, Krusty, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby, Sideshow Mel (2004)
Hank Azaria as various characters including Chief Wiggum, Moe, Cletus, Apu (2003)
Azaria as various characters including Comic Book Guy, Moe, Wiggum (2001)
Azaria as Apu (1998)
Castellaneta as Homer (1993)
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