Harry Shearer, the voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Principal Skinner, and Lenny has left the Simpsons after decades with the show. Reportedly related to issues with "back-end and merchandising," Shearer announced his departure from the show on Twitter:
It seems like his departure is not on terrible terms, but came down to a contract issue limiting Shearer's ability to lend his talents to other projects.
Here's hoping the show can find a perfect new voice for Ned and Mr. Burns; it certainly won't be the same without Shearer.
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