The Simpsons to Kill Off Long-Time Character: Who Will It Be?

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Death is coming to The Simpsons.

No, not the character of Death, who's been known to pop up now and then. The actual Grim Reaper, the guy responsible for taking Maud Flanders and Frank Grimes away from us in years past.

Speaking to Canada's Sun News, producer Al Jean teased that a character will meet his or her Maker on Season 25, offering up just one hint regarding the individual's identity:

“The actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is."

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That actually does narrow it down a bit.

If we take away Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria because they voice multiple characters - along with Anne Hathaway, because Princess Penelope doesn't seem worthy of this sort of hype, and any of the immediate family members - we're left with the following possibilities.

Take a look now, cast your vote for who will be killed off and remember to visit our ever-updating section of The Simpsons quotes every week:

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