'The Simpsons' spoilers: Character death details, Al Jean eliminates possibilities

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It's the greatest animated mystery since "Who shot Mr. Burns?" An Emmy award-winning character on "The Simpsons" is going to die, but fans have no idea who it's going to be.

Well, after a recent conference call with executive producer Al Jean, the list of possible suspects has gotten a bit smaller. Jean reveals that Anne Hathaway's character, Princess Penelope, is safe. He also says Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer), who returns in Sunday's "The Man Who Grew Too Much," will be sticking around.

Adding that in with everything else that's known and the mystery it seems pretty clear that Rabbi Hyman Krustofski (Jackie Mason) will be the character departing the "Simpsons" universe. Already Hank Azaria has already revealed that all of his characters are safe and no member of the Simpson family is going to die, that'd just be crazy.

Still, who knows what kind of curve ball Jean and the rest of the creative team on the show will throw at viewers? As for when it's going to happen, Jean says the Season 26 premiere will be when the death occurs, so you'll have to wait until the fall to know for sure.
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