The Queen’s death: Simpsons writer pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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A character inspired by the movie The Queen has appeared in several episodes (Image: PA/FOX BROADCASTING CO)

Simpsons writer AI Jean paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, after her death was announced earlier this evening.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that the 96-year-old monarch died, shortly after 6:30pm, with a statement: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Celebrities and politicians around the world paid tribute to the Queen, with Jan posting a picture of Queen Elizabeth II in The Simpsons on Twitter, with the caption: “God have mercy on the Queen.”

On the show, the Queen appeared in an episode where she was supposed to award Krusty the Crown a knighthood, before going instead to Elton John.

In another episode, in which Homer and his family travel to London, the Queen of the Simpsons sentences Homer (and later pardoned him) to imprisonment in the Tower of London.

The death of Queen Elizabeth II: the key details

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away after 70 years on the throne, and Buckingham Palace announced her death on September 8, 2022.

She died at the age of 96 surrounded by her family at her home in Balmoral, including her son and heir to the throne Charles, Prince of Wales, and her grandchildren, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and the Prince of Sussex. Harry.

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Earlier today, Paddington Bear paid tribute to the Queen after her death at the age of 96.

Paddington shared a heartfelt nod to his former star, simply tweeting: “Thank you ma’am, for everything.”

Fans were incredibly moved by the post, with many of them in tears.

One fan replied: ‘Oh my God, that’s who did it,’ while another echoed the same sentiment with his post: ‘I haven’t cried yet. I guess I’m not alone.

Paddington and the Queen

The couple starred on screen together in June (Image: AFP PHOTO / BUCKINGHAM PALACE / STUDIO CANAL / BBC STUDIOS / HEYDAY FILMS)

Paddington’s tweet follows the likes of Sir Elton John, Stephen Fry and Dame Helen Mirren who paid tribute to the Queen while news readers like Huw Edwards were praised for linking them together while announcing the news.

Sir John described the Queen as an “inspiring presence” and said he would “miss her greatly”.

“Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth,” he wrote.

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Mirren, who received Damehood in 2003, starred as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen in 2006, and in the 2013 West End play The Audience Describing the late king as “the epitome of nobility”.

Huge crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace in the pouring rain, storming an impromptu performance of God Save The Queen.

King Charles III said, in a statement, that the death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of great sadness for me and all of my family.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear, beloved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, realms and commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will feel comfortable and sustained by knowing the deep respect and affection the Queen has received so widely.”

MORE: Joe Biden says the Queen ‘marked an era’ and orders flags at half-mast until her funeral

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