Harry Shearer departs The Simpsons

Ay caramba! The Simpsons is losing a cast member in Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer The voice behind such characters as Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner, is leaving the show after 26 seasons.

The exit is apparently due to a pay dispute The actor made the announcement via Twitter last night.

Showrunner Al Jean has since released the following statement “Harry Shearer was offered the same deal the rest of the cast accepted, and passed,” Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said in a statement early this morning. “The show will go on and we wish him well. Maggie took it hard.”

Source EW