The Simpsons has been running for a mammoth 28 seasons, and throughout their run, many people have left the show. But one recent firing has left fans shocked and worried about the future of the show.
After 24 seasons and 27 years with the show, Emmy award-winning composer Alf Clausen has been sacked by the show's producers, who reportedly wanted "a different kind of music."
Clausen took to Twitter to confirm the news.
In a statement to Deadline, producers said:
"We tremendously value Alf Clausen's contributions to the Simpsons."
"He will continue to have an ongoing role in the show. This is the part where we would make a joke but neither Alf's work nor the music of the Simpsons is treated as anything but seriously by us."
Clausen said that he received the news by email, after someone asked if he had been given the news over the phone.
Fans showed their support on social media.
You're the greatest and a huge part of The Simpsons' success— Henry Gilbert (@hEnereyG) August 31, 2017
They should just cancel the show. Terrible terrible decision.— Paul Farrer (@paulmfarrer) August 31, 2017
Hopefully they can find someone as talented.