Chris Ledesma known for being the music editor for The Simpsons for a long time has passed away. In a tribute on Sunday’s episode, the sad news of Ledesma’s death was shared.
Ledesma died when he was 64 years old. To show respect for the 64-year-old, Chris was drawn in the style of The Simpsons, and his musical skills were shown off. Keep reading to find out what happened to Chris Ledesma that led to his death.
What Happened That Led to Chris Ledesma’s Death?
Chris Ledesma, who was the music editor for The Simpsons for many years, has gone to heaven. In a tribute on Sunday’s episode, it was said that Ledesma had died. Between the start of The Simpsons in 1989 and the middle of 2022, he worked on more than 700 episodes.
At the end of Sunday’s episode of the show, a drawing of Ledesma in the style of The Simpsons appeared on the screen as his musical skills were shown. Chris was drawn sitting on the Simpsons’ famous orange couch between Homer and Marge.
When we talk about Bart, Maggie, and Lisa, on the other hand, they were all trying out different musical instruments while Chris told them what to do with a big smile on his face. “In loving memory of Chris Ledesma” was written on the episode’s title card.
As of right now, the exact reason why Chris Ledesma died has not been found. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about it in the future.
Tributes Pour in for Chris Ledesma
As soon as the news spread that Ledesma had died, many of his Simpsons coworkers thanked him for his time on the popular animated show.
Carolyn Omine, a writer for The Simpsons, 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 Follow @TheSimpsons.”
— Carolyn Omine (@CarolynOmine) January 2, 2023
Showrunner Matt Selman wrote a touching tribute to Ledesma on Twitter, which is a social media site. He wrote, “Chris Ledesma was a sweet, goofy guy with a big 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
A Simpsons animator named Matthew Schofield wrote on Twitter, “I was shocked and saddened to hear that Chris Ledesma had died recently. He was very nice and made it possible for me to watch the scoring session for my episode “Black Eyed, Please” (he’s in the red shirt, I’m on the right). A great guy who really liked what he did. “Farewell, 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 Simpsons from the time it started in 1989 until about the middle of 2022. He worked on every episode of the show for 33 years, until May 2022, when he quit. Sundays at 8 p.m. ET, Fox shows the popular show The Simpsons.
During this sad time, we send our deepest condolences to Chris Ledesma’s friends and family. May God give his soul peace.