‘The Simpsons’ Executive Producer: The Character Killed Will ‘Stay Dead’

With Season 26 of The Simpsons starting soon, many are wondering about the character that is going to be killed in the premiere episode.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the premiere episode is called “Clown in the Dumps,” which could be a reference to Krusty. However, during an interview with Postmedia, Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said that Krusty will not be the character that gets killed off.

Jean also mentioned that there’s a “reason” behind the episode’s title, and there are Simpsons fans that have already figured out whom will be the character that dies.

“The only other thing I will say is that some people have guessed correctly, and some are really, really off. I’m afraid I really can’t give any more clues — it’d blow the secret.”

Yahoo TV writer Dave Nemetz took a guess as to whom will be the character that doesn’t make it past the premiere episode of The Simpsons. Nemetz believes it will be Rabbi Krustofski, Krusty’s father, voiced by Emmy winner Jackie Mason.

Jean had previously stated that the character is voiced by someone who has won an Emmy for his or her work on The Simpsons. And when one reporter asked if the character has any religious affiliation, Jean simply replied, “Yes.”