Someone’s Leaving Springfield!

Posted at 2:12 PM, May 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-14 14:12:26-04

Harry Shearer, the voice behind Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, and Principal Skinner, is leaving ‘The Simpsons’ after 26 years.

On Wednesday night, the fan favorite tweeted:

The show released a statement that the famous characters will be recast “with the finest voiceover talent available” instead of killed off.

Fox recently renewed the series for two more seasons through 2017 and the rest of the “Simpsons” voice cast have already signed contact extensions.

Production on season 27 has already begun… without Shearer.