The Simpsons looks set to take a big hit as one of their major stars has apparently quit the show.

Best known as the voice of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Otto, Smithers and many other bit parts, Harry Shearer took to Twitter to share quotes from what is allegedly a letter from Simpsons' producer James L. Brooks, strongly suggesting that he won't be returning to the show as it goes into production for its new season.

According to TMZ, while creator Matt Groening had said that all the cast had signed on for The Simpsons' upcoming 28th and 29th seasons, Shearer was holding out on signing his contract due to "issues with back-end and merchandising".

And now it seems like we won't be hearing his good work at all. Whether or not they get someone in to mimic his characters is to be seen.

We don't know about you, but The Simpsons without Mr. Burns, Flanders and all of Shearer's voices? That's like changing everyone to not be yellow.