'Simpsons' character to be killed off
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D'oh! Watch out citizens of Springfield. The town that's home to the long-running FOX hit, "The Simpsons" is about to bid farewell to one of its own.
Executive producer Al Jean told reporters during a recent conference call that the writers are "working on a script where a character will pass away." On Tuesday, Jean told the Hollywood Reporter, "We are doing this story for the same reason we do all others -- we think it has a good emotional through line."
While he declined to reveal which of the show's characters would be killed off, Jean did offer one clue: the actor playing the character won an Emmy for the role. He added that the story will be produced this year, but said the episode may not air until next year, by which time the show will have entered its 26th season.
Although the animated series has now aired for a quarter-century, only seven characters have been killed off, including Maude, the wife of Homer's next-door neighbor, Ned Flanders, and Lisa's jazz mentor Bleeding Gums Murphy.
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