‘The Simpsons’ shocked everyone by killing off a regular character in the season 26 premiere. Fans coped with the loss of the Springfield character by taking to Twitter and sounding off on the demise.
The Simpsons started off their 26th season with a bang. After much hype, the show actually killed off a character. [SPOILER] passed away in the Sept. 28 season opener, and fans are in mourning over the character, who had been on the show since 1991.
‘The Simpsons’ Rabbi Krustofsky Dead — Fans Mourn
Sadly, Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky died on The Simpsons season premiere. While many thought Krusty the Clown would be the one to bite the dust, it was actually his father who died.
Rabbi Krustofsky passed away in his office chair during a conversation with his son. So sad!
Simpsons fans across the globe were shocked by Rabbi Krustofsky’s death and tweeted about their sadness following the episode.
RIP Rabbi Krustofski! First death on the longest running TV show.
— Angel Isaac (@AngelIsaaclol) September 28, 2014
RIP Rabbi Krustofski💔 Simpsons always playing with my emotions, but can’t help but be excited for their crossover episode with family guy
— Tatiana Kasun (@TatiKasun) September 28, 2014
RIP Rabbi Hyman Krustofski @TheSimpsons #thesimpsons
— Virgil (@VirgilN22) September 28, 2014
How can people continue spreading their hate when we just lost Krusty’s father? HAVEYOUNOSHAME?!!#RIPRabbiKrustofski #TheSimpsons
— TaylorTBush (@TaylorTBush) September 28, 2014
So the Simpsons character who died was Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky. RIP in the cartoon world
— Sam Chen [SupaSam] (@iamSupaSam) September 28, 2014
Krusty’s dad!!! #simpsonsdeath
— Brown Blazer (@AneesPDX81) September 28, 2014
#RIP Krusty’s dad (1991-2014)! @EverySimpsons @TheSimpsons @FOXTV
— Joshua Albarran (@JoshX1993) September 28, 2014
Krusty the Clown went to his father’s office to talk after he started feeling down about himself. “If you want to know my honest opinion of you, you’ve always been… Eh,” Rabbi Krustofsky said before dying.
Rabbi Krustofsky was voiced by Jackie Mason. Jackie won an Emmy for his voice-over in the episode “Like Father, Like Clown” in 1992.
HollywoodLife.com learned from executive producer Al Jean that this death is permanent.
“Well, when we kill them, they stay dead. That’s my motto,” Al said. “But, you know, in animation you can certainly have somebody remember somebody else or fantasize or have a dream about them, so I wouldn’t rule that out.”
RIP, Rabbi Krustofsky. You will be missed in Springfield.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked and saddened by Rabbi Krustofksi’s death? Are you in mourning? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson