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07/21/2014 05:10 pm ET | Updated Jul 22, 2014

'The Simpsons' Hints Krusty The Clown Could Be Killed Off

The major character dying on "The Simpsons" may have been revealed, and we're not clowning around.

Fans have been speculating for months on what character would be killed off in the Seasons 26 premiere of "The Simpsons," and now it appears that Krusty the Clown is set for his final act.

The show's executive producer Al Jean caused a frenzy when he announced the first episode in the new season of the show would be called "Clown in the Dumps." Jean has also said that the actor who voices the soon-to-be-departed character has won an Emmy for his/her work, something that the voice of Krusty, Dan Castellaneta, has done.

Even with the strong evidence that Krusty will take his final bow, Jean still chose to play coy, saying, "I didn’t say I was killing Krusty ... I didn't say I wasn't," during the Television Critics Association press tour, according to Mashable.

With that, some of the other characters that are still on the chopping block include: Krusty's dad Rabbi Hyman Krustofski (Jackie Mason), Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Marge (Julie Kavner), Lisa (Yeardley Smith) and the many characters voiced by Hank Azaria.

So whether or not Krusty dies in the end, it appears that Jean will have the last laugh.

Season 26 of "The Simpsons" premieres Sunday, September 28, on Fox.

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