The Simpsons kills off beloved character in emotional episode

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The Simpsons spoilers follow.

The Simpsons has killed off beloved character Larry the Barfly after 35 years.

The long-running animated series is currently airing its 35th season, with the latest episode having seen Moe's Tavern regular Larry – who is often seen drinking in silence with Homer and co – drop dead at the bar.

Following Larry's untimely death, Homer, Moe, Carl and Lenny all showed up at his funeral to pay their respects.

However, Homer began to question if they were "terrible people" after they realised that they knew almost nothing about their late 'friend' despite spending so much time with him.

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Their guilt was only worsened when Larry's mother revealed that her son would often talk about his "best friends" at Moe’s Tavern, before asking them to share some "fond memories" of her son.

After the long-time drinking buddies conjured up a fake fishing story, Larry's mother gave the group a photo of them with Larry, whose last name was officially revealed to be Dalrymple.

With that, the four friends headed to Larry's "special place" in Serenity Falls to spread his ashes.

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Taking to X after the episode aired, Simpsons writer Matt Selman praised the creative team behind it, writing: "'Cremains of the Day' – @TheSimpsons episode 765, brilliantly written by John Frink, stunningly co-run by @mrtimlong & daringly directed by Gabriel DeFrancesco."

Fans also took to the social media platform to share their heartbreak over Larry's death, with one writing: "I can't believe they killed off Larry Dalrymple on The Simpsons last night. #RIPLarry".

"Holy shit larry from the simpsons died rest in peace my drunken king," wrote another, while a third said: "Just learned they are killing off Larry on The Simpsons tomorrow. I need a minute."

The Simpsons season 35 is currently airing on Sunday nights on Fox in the US. Seasons 1-34 are currently streaming on Disney+ in the UK.

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