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Even though The Simpsons primarily maintains the status quo, throughout the run of the series, several characters, both recurring and one-time, have died. Additionally, many characters have been jokingly killed off during the Treehouse of Horror episodes.

Deaths during the series Edit

The Simpsons shorts Edit

Flashbacks Edit

Season 1 Edit

Season 2 Edit

  • Beatrice Simmons, died of a burst ventricle "Old Money", although Abraham Simpson says that it was actually a "broken heart", after he was unable to attend her birthday party.

Season 3 Edit

Season 4 Edit

Season 5 Edit

Season 6 Edit

  • Bleeding Gums Murphy, died in hospital from illness in "'Round Springfield".
  • Superdude, the school gerbil, crushed by his water bottle in "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)".
  • Dr. Marvin Monroe, It was originally thought that Marvin Monroe was dead. In "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)", the hospital Burns attends is called The Marvin Monroe Memorial Hospital, and since that, his gravestone has been seen. Most prominently, in The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular one of the trivia questions asked was "Which two popular characters have died in the past year?" With the answer being, "If you said Bleeding Gums Murphy and Dr. Marvin Monroe you were wrong, they were never popular," indicating he was dead. However, Marvin Monroe re-appeared ten years later in the episode "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife", saying that he has been "very sick".
  • A Man falls into in a sea of lava reaching for a pay phone to answer Bart's call in "Bart vs. Australia".
  • Edgar Neubauer, Prudence Goodwife, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Vallens, The Big Bopper, Humphrey Boa-Gart, Mr. and Mrs. Bananas, their tombstones are seen when Bart and Lisa visited the cementary

Season 7 Edit

Season 8 Edit

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Season 9 Edit

Season 10 Edit

  • Mr. Pinchy, Homer Simpson's pet lobster, was accidentally cooked to death when the bath water he was in was too hot. An extremely upset Homer ate Mr. Pinchy later at dinner in "Lisa Gets an "A"".
  • Red Barclay, died in "Maximum Homerdrive" after a beef-eating contest. Dr. Hibbert, a partner of the steakhouse, says he died of beef poisoning, although it was "probably from some other restaurant".
  • Mother bird, Bart Simpson accidentally shots the bird with Nelson Muntz's BB gun. The gun had a crocked sight, which meant that despite the fact that Bart was aiming away from the bird, he still killed it. Bart had to look after her eggs, in "Bart the Mother".

Season 11 Edit

Season 12 Edit

Season 13 Edit

Season 14 Edit

Season 15 Edit

Season 16 Edit

  • James Caan is killed by Cletus‘s gang.
  • Health Inspector Frankie, died when eating one of Moe Szyslak's pickled eggs in "Mommie Beerest".
  • Los Lobos, along with several other unnamed celebrities, like Kathy Griffin, died after falling out of a blimp.
  • Lisa's Hamster, Lisa mentioned that Bart tried to cheer her up after her hamster's death, when she was young in " On a Clear Day, I Can't See My Sister".
  • Bart's turtle, dies for unknown reason and Bart asks Homer to save her during the shock therapy in "Don't Fear the Roofer".

Season 17 Edit

Season 18 Edit

  • Jason is killed by robot(later his mask in find by me!)
  • The Callibricis, the rival gang of Fat Tony's, died of food poisoning.
  • The Callibricis' Goons, died in a car explosion.
  • Amber Simpson, Homer's Vegas wife died of an overdose whilst in front of a "Do not stand up on the rollercoaster" sign.
  • Max, an ice cream truck driver. Died whilst giving Homer change for a $100.
  • Diver, drowned, when Nelson stole his equipment.
  • Possibly many of the population of Shelbyville is apparently killed when an atomic bomb detonates there in "24 Minutes".
  • Cottontail, Bart's rabbit. He was only mentioned in The Boys Of Bummer by Lisa, when she tells Bart he died and Homer buried him-but not in that order.

The Simpsons Movie Edit

  • Green Day, killed when the boat they were playing on flipped over. The Springfield residents later pray for them in church.
  • Panicky Man, crushed by the dome as it was being installed over Springfield, killing him.

Season 19 Edit

Season 20Edit

Season 21Edit

Season 22Edit

Season 23Edit

Season 24Edit

Season 25Edit

Future episodes Edit

Note: These episodes are not considered canon.

Fictional charactersEdit

Itchy and Scratchy usually get killed (mostly Scratchy) in their episodes.

Season 2Edit

The cartoon squirrel baseaded in Marge, gets her head swung off by Itchy's Bat in " Itchy Scratchy & Marge".

Season 8

  • Poochie, died on the way back to his home planet during an episode of the Itchy & Scratchy Show in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show". He was killed off due to immense unpopularity. However, he still appears as a background character from time to time, so he may not actually be dead.

Season 14 Edit

  • Eric Cartman, Head cut off by O.J. Simpson in A South Park Episode Bart & Milhouse were watching.
  • Farty the Crippled Robot, head cut off By O.J. Simpson in a South Park episode Bart & Milhouse were watching.

Season 15Edit

  • Mr. O'Bannon, a character in the Video Game Hockey Dad killed in the fight. played by Milhouse.

Season 18Edit

  • Greystach, a character in the Angelica Button series, is killed by Malicious Krubb after he tries to save Angelica Button.
  • Officer Joe a character in ned flanders movie kills himself after says "WANTED OFFICER JOE" send to hell in "The Wife Aquatic"

Season 20Edit

The wicked queen died brutally by woodland animals in Four Great Women and a Manicure.

Season 24Edit

Season 25Edit

Treehouse of Horror deaths Edit

Note: Treehouse of Horror deaths are kept separate due to the nature of Treehouse of Horror episodes. Treehouse of Horror episodes aren't continuous with the rest of the series, giving the writers the possibility of killing off important characters without having to create a replacement or write them out of the series. (e.g. in Treehouse of Horror XV, Homer obliterates Springfield, but the series continues on.)

Treehouse of Horror Edit

Treehouse of Horror IIIEdit

Treehouse of Horror IV Edit

Treehouse of Horror V Edit

Note that the people killed in the third segment didn't die because it was in Bart's nightmare.

Treehouse of Horror VI Edit

Treehouse of Horror VII Edit

Treehouse of Horror VIII Edit

Treehouse of Horror IX Edit

  • Homer Simpson, hit by Marge Simpson's car.
  • Lisa Simpson, crashed into a wall on her bike.
  • Bart Simpson, accident on his skateboard.
  • Snake Jailbird, electrocuted in an electric chair.
  • Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, drowned in a Squishee machine by Homer Simpson
  • Moe Szyslak, Homer Simpson pulled his heart out with a corkscrew.
  • Poochie, hit by a police car driven by Itchy and Scratchy.
  • Jerry Springer, suffocated by Kang's tentacle, he was also possibly killed from a venomous bite of the alien/human hybrid Maggie Simpson.

Treehouse of Horror X Edit

  • Lisa Simpson, disintegrated by an alien Maggie from Treehouse of Horror IX.
  • Ned Flanders, hit by a car. However, he reappeared as a zombie werewolf, so now he is undead.
  • Homer Simpson, possibly killed by werewolf Ned Flanders.
  • Comic Book Guy as The Collector, killed by Lucite.
  • Nelson Muntz, falls into copying machine.(debate,because may be rescue he.)
  • Krusty the Klown, killed by a pace maker inside his stomach. (although he shouted "I'm not dead" which means he's alive, also Bart was upset about this.)
  • Homer Simpson and Bart Simpson, blown up after escaping the spaceship going into the sun, died because of no oxygen in space.
  • Celebrities on doomed spaceship, died when their spaceship flew into the sun. 

Treehouse of Horror XI Edit

  • Homer Simpson, killed by an angry mob.
  • Bart Simpson, killed by an angry mob.
  • Marge Simpson, killed by an angry mob.
  • Abraham Simpson, killed by an angry mob.
  • Homer Simpson, choked to death on a piece of broccoli, twice.
  • Agnes Skinner, dropped to her death by Ghost Homer when he tries to do a good deed.
  • Simpson children, Bart and Lisa see their siblings’ skeletons.
  • Goldilocks, mauled by Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear and Baby Bear.
  • Rapunzel,possibile dead after her own scalp is ripped by Homer.
  • Suzanne the witch burnt to death
  • Lenny Leonard killed by Dolphins(Althrough was seen in the battle)
  • Captain Horatio McCallister, killed by dolphins.
  • Squeaky-Voiced Teen, killed by dolphins.
  • Kent Brockman killed by dolphins.
  • Many people including: (Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, AkiraComic Book Guy, Carl Carlson, Reverend Lovejoy, Hans Moleman, Gil Gunderson, Old Jewish ManRaphael, Fat Tony, Louie, Legs, Luigi, Luann Van Houten, Lunchlady Doris, Montgomery Burns, Waylon SmithersDisco Stu, Cookie Kwan, Judge Constance Harm, Lionel Hutz, Sideshow Bob, and Arnie Pye) all died in the battle.
  • Abraham Simpson, eaten by a dolphin, though a deleted scene shows him bursting out of the dolphin and joining in Springfield's battle against the dolphins.
  • Groundskeeper Willie, killed by dolphins.
  • Krusty the Clown, drowned in the sea.
  • Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson(possibile.), Hank Scorpio, Dr. Julius Hibbert, Bernice Hibbert, Moe Szyslak, Barney Gumble, Ned Flanders, Sideshow Mel, Millhouse Van Houten, Kirk Van Houten, Chief Wiggum, Lou, Eddie, Ruth Powers, Seymour Skinner, Agnes Skinner, Mayor Joe Quimby, Dr. Nick Riviera, Nelson Muntz, Jimbo Jones, Kearney Zyzzwicz, Dolph Starbeam, Jasper Beardley, Snake Jailbird, Dave Shutton, Sam and Larry, Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon and the Octuplets, Ralph Wiggum, Lindsay Neagle, Edna Krabapple, Professor John Frink, Superintendant Chalmers, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Springfield, Bumblebee Man, Sherri and Terri,Uter Zorker,Duffman,Rich Texan, Charlie, Dredrick Tatum, Artie Ziff, and many others, Survived、Drowned and left stranded in the sea.(Debate,because some characters e.g:Otto Mann or any people(s) absent in this story.)
  • Note:Rainier is few Springfield locals not appear in 3rd Story.

Treehouse of Horror XII Edit

Treehouse of Horror XIII Edit

  • Homer clone, electrocuted.
  • Ned Flanders, decapitated with a chainsaw by Homer clone.
  • 3 Homer clones that knew the way home, shot by Homer.
  • Gil Gunderson, killed by Homer clones, although he was still moving and speaking.
  • Homer clones, fall off a cliff.
  • Homer Simpson, falls off a cliff.
  • Zombies, shot.
  • Future Homer Simpson, shot by Moe.
  • Little Eyes, Eaten by Sinister Eyes.
  • Professor Frink,eaten after being turned into a turkey.
  • Bird,eaten by Marge.

Treehouse of Horror XIV Edit

Treehouse of Horror XV Edit

Treehouse of Horror XVI Edit

  • David, sliced in half by Bart.
  • Lenny, Carl, Barney, Bumblee Man, Reverend Lovejoy, Sideshow Mel, Mr. Largo, Dr. Nick, Dr. Hibbert, Principal Skinner, Groundskeeper Willie, Apu, Otto, Lou, Squeaky-Voice Teen, Kirk Van Houten, Kent Brockman, Comic Book Guy, Blue Haired Lawyer, Krusty the Clown, Yes Guy, Captain McAllister all shot by Mr. Burns (note: Apu was killed twice when he got reincarnated as a rabbit but got trapped in a bear trap).
  • Moe and Chief Wiggum, impaled on a weather vane.
  • Professor Frink, eaten by Homer.
  • Mr. Burns and Smithers, hit on the head with a frying pan by Marge. (Burns and Smithers may not by dead, they might be unconcious)
  • Disco Stu, arrow through the head. (a la Steve Martin)
  • Mayor Quimby, eaten by dogs.
  • Martin Prince, sprayed by Groundskeeper Willie.
  • Mouse , eaten by Bart who show his special power to everybody.
  • Abraham Simpson, It is unclear as to whether he is killed or not, but it is likely he would be listed as dead after Dr. Hibbert (who had became a vampire) flew off into the night with him. Abraham said, "That's it, suck out the poison...Wait a minute...Ahhhhh!" Implying that he had either been turned into a vampire (which would technically make him undead) or had been killed due to blood loss.

Treehouse of Horror XVII Edit

  • Moe Szyslak, killed by an iron maiden.
  • Snowball V, eaten by Homer Simpson.
  • Squeaky-Voiced Teen, eaten by Homer.
  • Üter, eaten by Homer.
  • German Peoples at Oktoberfest, eaten by Homer.
  • Fat Tony, eaten by Homer.
  • Comic Book Guy, eaten by Homer.
  • Peoples in Umpire School, eaten by Homer.
  • Peoples from "The Facts of Life Reunion Tour", eaten by Homer.
  • Guys in Hawaiian shirt store, eaten by Homer.
  • Peoples on a bus, eaten by Homer.
  • Ned Flanders, had his head bitten off by Homer.
  • Dr. Phil McGraw, eaten by Homer.
  • Homeless Peoples, eaten by Homer.
  • 17th Century Peoples, shot by the Golem of Prague in a flashback.
  •  Krusty was not seen a the end of the episode                                                                                                                                          
  • Jimbo, Nelson, Dolph, and Kearney die after the Golem switches their heads. NOTE: Nelson was not seen on the screen or seen when heads were switched because the golem threw his head off
  • Principal Skinner, sliced in half by the Golem of Prague. (However, he still moved and talked before being put in a bag, but he is listed by Chief Wiggum as dead, so he is probably killed by the Golem.)
  • Barney Gumble, hit with a bat by Moe.                                                                                           *Lenny Leonard, shot by Homer, who thought he was an alien.
  • Disco Stu, shot by Homer, who thought he was an alien.
  • Captain McAllister, decapitated by Homer.
  • Clancy Wiggum, sucked dry by Kang and Kodos's spaceship.
  • Lou, Eddie, Duffman, Hank Scorpio, Miss Springfield, Dedrick Tatum, Jessica Lovejoy, luigi, Lugash, Arnie Pye, Constance Harm, Apu, Cletus, Kirk Van Houten, Jasper, Willie, Crazy Old Man, Ned, Mr. Largo, Carl, Abraham, Squeaky Voiced Teen, Joe Fission Smilin, Francine Rhenquist, Reverend Lovejoy, Orson Welles, Otto, Homer, Marge, Mrs. Krabappel, Sherri, Terri, Martin, Wendell, Lewis, Milhouse, Bart, Nelson, Richard, Sam, Larry, Moe, Jimbo, Jessica Lovejoy, Superintendent Chalmers, Luann Van Houten, Mayor Quimby, Helen Lovejoy, Professor Frink, Ned Flanders, Miss Hoover, Cookie Kwan, Sideshow Bob and Cecil, Lindsay Neagle, Sideshow Mel, Dr, Hibbert, Bernice Hibbert, Dr. Nick, Agnes Skinner, Ralph, Kearney, Database, Krusty, Lisa, Principal Skinner, Sarah Wiggum, Waylon Smithers, Dolph, Comic Book Guy and possible many other, all killed in Kang and Kodos' invasion.

Treehouse of Horror XVIII Edit

  • American Idol logo, sucked away in a hoover by Marge.
  • Football on Fox logo and Football players, sprayed by Marge.
  • Cops Police man, melted by Marge.
  • 24 Guy, stuck on the fridge by Marge. (but still alive)
  • House Guy, put in a microwave by Marge and exploded.
  • Prison Break Prisoners, scared away by Marge.(but still alive)
  • Three soldiers, killed by Kodos.
  • Various Rigellian IV Aliens - Killed by USA troops.
  • Kang is shot.
  • Kodos is suffocated.
  • Kent Brockman, killed by Marge.
  • Four men, Disco Stu and Captain MacAllister, accidentally shot by Homer.
  • Grampa, accidentally killed by Homer as he tries to kill Marge.
  • Chief Wiggum, shot in the chest with an arrow by Marge
  • Principal Skinner, killed by Marge and Homer (although was still talking)
  • Track Driver and many people in Hotel, Die when Hotel destory.
    Barney Gumble, was set on fire by Bart, Milhouse, Nelson, and lisa or Jimbo, Kearney, and Dolph. Since they were seen in hell.
  • Principal Skinner, killed by a school bus drive by Tod and Rod.
  • Groundskeeper Willie, killed by his killer tractor.
  • Dr. Hibbert, run down by a van.
  • Homer, killed when he is cut to pieces through his own hammock and his head turned to spaghetti.
  • Moe Szyslak, Kick by Woman.

Treehouse of Horror XIX Edit

  • Homer, killed by voting booth when he gets sucked into it and shot out afterwards.
  • Grandpa Simpson, possibly died after passing out in the Simpson's front yard.
  • People On Plane (including Superintendant Chalmers), coughed out by Plane Robot onto runway.
  • Various People Throughout Springfield, probably killed during robot battle. (This includes Otto since he was in that episode but was not seen later on at the end with the others, but it is uncertain if he died.)
  • Krusty the Clown, shredded by a woodchipper.
  • George Clooney, The Rich Texan, Prince, Neil Armstrong, Kate Winslet and other celebrities (Debate from some past celebrities e.g:George and Abraham.) all killed by Homer (George Clooney drowned in quicksand, Prince was strangled with his guitar by Homer and stabbed,Neil was hit and became unconscious from a flying golf club and Kate may be drowned in chocolaties.).
  • Edna, Artie Ziff, Carl, LennyBarney, Moe, Lou, Eddie, and Sideshow Bob killed by deceased celebrities that came down from heaven.
  • Chief Wiggum(possibly), Shot by the deceased Edward G. Robinson.
  • Homer, head blasted off by the deceased Krusty the clown
  • Principal Skinner, possibly killed after his head cut off revealing his brain by Grand Pumpkin. (But Skinner said "Part of my brain?".)
  • Nelson Muntz, eaten by Grand Pumpkin, then possibly eaten by Tom Turkey
  • Kang(possibly), killed by Grand Pumpkin
  • Kodos(possibly), killed by Grand Pumpkin
  • Grand Pumpkin, killed by Tom Turkey.
  • Many Students at the Party (including Richard, Nina Skalka, Francine Rhenquist, Lewis Jackson, Ralph Wiggum, Jimbo Jones, Nelson Muntz, Kearney Zzyzwick, Dolph Starbeam, Shauna, Jessica Lovejoy, Sherri and Terri, Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson(fled possibly), Milhouse(fled possibly), and Nikki.), eaten by Tom Turkey at the party

Treehouse of Horror XX Edit

Treehouse of Horror XXI Edit

Treehouse of Horror XXII Edit

  • Charles Montgomery Burns, Snake Jailbird, Patty and Selma, Sideshow Bob, killed by Ned Flanders under Homer's order.
  • Homer choked by God.
  • Two Squirrel,Heads are bitten by.
  • Superintendent Chalmers, Eddie, Lou, Apu, Seymour Skinner, Lenny Leonard, Carl Carlson, Moe Syzslak, Barney Gumble, Otto Mann, Comic Book Guy, Cletus, Brandine, Jimbo Jones, Kearney Zyzzwicz, Dolph Starbeam, Nelson Muntz, Lisa Simpson, Ralph Wiggum and Snake Jailbird killed by the inhabitants on Rigel 7.

Treehouse of Horror XXIII Edit

  • Everyone in Earth including Homer, killed by the Mayan gods.
  • Aztec Moe Syzlak, burlap sack wrapped around head and is decapitated by a guard.
  • Homer Simpson, crushed by a Mayan God.
  • Sideshow Mel, had his skeleton sucked away by the black hole.
  • Chief Wiggum, eaten by the devil and turned into a skeleton.
  • Scratchy, had his chest impaled on a faucet and had his blood poured out of it.
  • Nick Riviera , Ned, Moe, Carl, Lenny, Sam, Larry, Barney, Todd, Rod, Edna, Blue-haired lawyer, Mayor Quimby, Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Patty, Selma, Abraham Simpson, Nelson, Muntz, Jimbo Jones, Kearney, Dolph, Luigi, Francine Rhenquist, Sara, Agnes Skinner, Luane, Kirk, Milhouse, Martin, Sherri, Terri, Rhichard, Lewis, Lou, Eddie, Chief Wiggum, Ralph Wiggum, Cookie Kwan, Sarah, Apu, Fit Fat Tony, Louie, Legs, Charlie, Hank Scorpio, Johnny Tightlips, Don Vittorio, Reverend Lovejoy, Helen Lovejoy, Jessica Lovejoy, Akira, The Rhich Texan, Cletus, Brandine, Gil Gunderson, Krusty, Sideshow Mel, Sideshow Bob, Squeeky Voice Teen, Comic Book Guy, Jasper Beardly, Crazy Old Jewish Man, Artie Ziff, Otto Mann, Kent Brockman, Bumblee Man, Julius Hibbert, Disco Stu, Lindsay Neagle, Dredrick Tatum, Miss Springfield, Manjula, Lugash, Bernice Hibbert, Professor John Frink, Dave Shutton, Loreen Lumkin, Ruth Powers, Arnie Pye, Nick Reviera, Yes Guy, Groundskeeper Willie, Lunchlady Doris, Captain MCcalister, Judge Constance Harm, Lionel Hutz, Duffman, Very Tall Man, Janet Reno, Roy Snyder and Joe Fission Smilin   crushed when the Mayan gods destroyed their buildings

Treehouse of Horror XXIV Edit

  • Kaiju Three Eyed Crow, Struck by lightning.
  • Lard Lad Mascot, eaten by a Chief Wiggum Cyclops.
  • Edna Krabapple, Attacked and possibly killed by Alfred Hitchcock's birds.
  • Jimbo Jones,  Nelson Muntz, Kearney Zyzzwicz and Comic Book Guy, Turned into munchers.
  • Lenny Leonard and Ralph Wiggum, Decapitated.
  • Fairy Waylon Smithers, Eaten by  Monster Mr. Burns.
  • Millhouse, Eaten by Kaiju Blinky, after being pushed over the bridge by Maggie.
  • Montgomery Burns, Superintendent Chalmers, Agnes Skinner, Ms. Hoover, Moe Szyslak, Principal Skinner, Barney Gumble, Reverend Lovejoy, Helen Lovejoy, Kirk Van Houten, Luann Van Houten, Cookie Kwan, Squeeky Teen, Bumblee Man, Duffman, Disco Stu, Krusty, Sideshow Mel, Apu, Cletus, Groundskeeper Willie, Nick Riviera,  and Julius Hibbert , possibly killed by monsters
  • Homer Simpson, Squashed by the car Maggie was driving
  • Some fairies flew into the TV, got electrocuted and fell.
  • Mr. Burns, Turned into Roast vulture by the Fat in the Hat.
  • Waylon Smithers, Burned.
  • Moe Syzslak, Skinned by the Fat in the Hat.
  • Patty and Selma, killed by the Fat in the Hat.
  • Ralph Wiggum Speared to death.
  • Krusty Bull, Beheaded by Sideshow Bob.
  • Homer Simpson (The Fat in the Hat), Stabbed by Maggie.
  • Jimbo Jones, Kearney Zyzzwicz and Dolph Starbeam, Eaten by circus lion.
  • Kang and Kodos, Suffocated by Mr. Burnsrum.
  • Mr. Burnsrum, Hanged to death by freaks Moe Syzslak, Barney Gumble, Lenny Leonard, Carl Carlson, Nelson Muntz, Comic Book Guy, Cletus and Brandine, Wiseguy, Mr. Teeny and Maya.
  • Homer Simpson along with Babe Ruth and Stalin, all died (shown on the newspaper)

Citations Edit

  1. Alone Again, Natura-Diddily The Simpsons.com. URL Accessed on 5 December 2006
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