Voice actor Harry Shearer has left The Simpsons after 26+ years of service. He voiced, among other Simpson characters, Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Otto and Smithers. That is a whole catalogue of classic Simpson characters gone in a puff of smoke.
Shearer’s reason for leaving is him wanting to branch out and do other projects.
The Simpsons promise the show will go on, but truly an end of a golden-yellow era for the show.