One of the most iconic television shows will be killing off another character in the show.

The Simpsons will be saying farewell to one of its beloved characters, after the show's executive producer Al Jean revealed that a Springfield resident will be killed off in the coming season. Al dropped the news as he promoted the 25th series of the animated hit series, which premiered on US screens on September 29. He told The Sun News: "I'll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won't say who it is."

Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith are among the stars who have won Emmy awards for their respective roles as Homer, Apu, Bart and Lisa, but they have also lent their voices to a variety of the show's large cast of characters. Bookies are tipping Bart's long-suffering teacher Edna Krabappel, voiced by Marcia Wallace, as the favourite to bite the dust, with odds of 5/1. Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer) and Comic Book Guy (Hank) are next at 6/1, while Grampa Simpson (Dan) is at 7/1 and Snake (Hank) 8/1.

The death of a regular character comes 14 years after the death of Ned Flanders' wife Maude in 2000. She was killed by a T-shirt cannon as she watched a speedway race, although she has since appeared as a ghost in a number of episodes. The 25th season of The Simpsons started with a Homeland parody episode, and the season finale will be a crossover with Futurama.

Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis and Elisabeth Moss are among the famous voices in the coming shows. I honestly to this day love The Simpsons, but as far as I know no local channel shows repeats of The Simpsons. As long as they do not kill off my favorite character Ralph Wiggum I will be good.