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Queen dead: Simpsons writer pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

A character based on The Queen featured in several episodes (Picture: PA / FOX BROADCASTING CO)

The Simpsons writer AI Jean has 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 The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.’

Celebrities and politicians across the globe have paid tribute to the Queen, with Jean posting a picture of Queen Elizabeth II in the Simpsons on Twitter, captioned: ‘God rest the Queen.’

In the show, the Queen featured in an episode where she was meant to give Krusty the Crown a knighthood, before it instead went to Elton John.

In another episode, in which Homer and the family travelled to London, the Simpsons Queen sentenced Homer (and later pardoned him) to be imprisoned in the Tower of London.

Queen Elizabeth II dead: Key details

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died after 70 years on the throne, with her death announced by Buckingham Palace 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, the Prince of Wales, and her grandsons, the Duke Of Cambridge, Prince William and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

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Earlier today, Paddington Bear paid tribute to the Queen, following her death aged 96.

Sharing a heartfelt nod to his former co-star, Paddington simply tweeted: ‘Thank you Ma’am, for everything.’

Fans were incredibly moved by the post, with many being brought to tears.

‘Oh god, that’s the one that did it,’ replied one fan, while another echoed the same sentiment by posting: ‘I hadn’t cried until just now. I suspect I’m not alone.’

The pair starred on screen together in June (Picture: 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 newsreaders such as Huw Edwards were praised for somehow holding it together while announcing the news.

Sir John described the Queen as an ‘inspiring presence’ and said he would ‘miss her dearly’.

‘Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing,’ he wrote.

Mirren, who received her Damehood in 2003, starred as Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film The Queen, and in the 2013 West End play The Audience described the late monarch as the ‘epitome of nobility’.

Huge crowds have gathered outside Buckingham Palace in the pouring rain, breaking into an impromptu rendition of God Save The Queen.

In a statement, King Charles III said: ‘he death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

‘We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

‘During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.’

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