Chris Ledesma, well-known for being the longtime music editor of the hit animated sitcom The Simpsons has died. The sad news of Ledesma’s death was announced in a tribute featured in Sunday’s episode.
Ledesma passed away at the age of 64. To honor the 64-year-old, a Simpsons-style drawing of Chris emerged as his musical talent was put on display. Keep scrolling further to find out the cause behind the death of Chris Ledesma.
What was the cause behind the death of Chris Ledesma?
Longtime music editor on the show The Simpsons, Chris Ledesma has left for the heavenly abode. The news of Ledesma’s death was announced in a tribute featured in Sunday’s episode. He worked on more than 700 episodes of the hit show The Simpsons from its 1989 premiere to mid-2022.
At the end of Sunday’s episode of the show, a Simpsons-style drawing of Ledesma popped up on the screen as his musical talent was exhibited. The drawing showed Chris sitting between Homer and Marge Simpson on the family’s iconic orange couch.
On the other hand, when we talk about Bart, Maggie, and Lisa, all of them were trying out different musical instruments as Chris directed them with a big smile on his face. The episode featured a title card that read, “In loving memory of Chris Ledesma.”
As of this moment, the exact cause behind the death of Chris Ledesma has not been revealed. Hopefully, we will get to know more details about the same in the times to come.
Tributes pour in for Chris Ledesma
As soon as the news of Ledesma’s death broke out, many of his Simpsons coworkers expressed gratitude for his time on the beloved animated series after his passing away.
Carolyn Omine, a Simpsons writer, mourned the loss of the talented music editor by tweeting, “Chris Ledesma was a sweet man who loved his job and was really, really good at it. We miss him. @mxedtr @TheSimpsons.”
— Carolyn Omine (@CarolynOmine) January 2, 2023
Showrunner Matt Selman paid a heartfelt tribute to Ledesma on the social media platform Twitter. He wrote, “Chris Ledesma was a sweet, goofy guy with a giant heart — his amazing musical life is played out over 33 years of @TheSimpsons.”
Tonight was the last audio mix with our beloved and irreplaceable @TheSimpsons music editing maestro Chris Ledesma @mxedtr — Chris we love you and I will forever miss you Tuesday morning phone calls where you patiently tell me my music notes are idiotic pic.twitter.com/l5KXiILtC2
— Matt Selman (@mattselman) May 18, 2022
Matthew Schofield, a Simpsons animator, tweeted, “I was shocked and saddened to learn of Chris Ledesma’s recent passing. He very kindly arranged for me to sit in on the scoring session for my episode “Black Eyed, Please” (he’s in the red shirt, that’s me on the right). A wonderful guy who genuinely loved his job. RIP Chris.”
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Chris Ledesma's recent passing. He very kindly arranged for me to sit in on the scoring session for my episode "Black Eyed, Please" (he's in the red shirt, that's me on the right). A wonderful guy who genuinely loved his job. RIP Chris. pic.twitter.com/ojFnNjftzG
— Matthew Schofield (@Mr_Schofield) January 3, 2023
Chris worked on the show The Simpsons from its launch in the year 1989 to mid-2022. He worked on each episode of the show for a total of 33 years until he stepped down in May 2022. The popular show The Simpsons airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family members of Chris Ledesma during this hard time. May his soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.