With all this talk about who's going to die in season 26, I did some research about the clues that have been given. Here's what I found:
Al Jean said the actor of the character to die has won an Emmy for playing this character.
The episode is called Clown in the Dumps, and it will be the Season 26 premiere.
The character to die has been on more than twice.
One of the main cast.
Hank Azaria said none of his characters would die; therefore ruling out characters such as Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Jeff Albertson (Comic Book Guy), Carl Carlson, Professor John Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Cletus Spuckler, Snake Jailbird, Lou, Kirk Van Houten, Disco Stu, Sea Captain McCallister, Superintendent Gary Chalmers, Duffman, Rafael (Wiseguy), Bumblebee Man, Drederick Tatum and many others.
Hank Azaria has won Emmys for playing several of his characters, but he is safe.
Kelsey Grammer said Sideshow Bob is not going to die.
Kelsey Grammer has won an Emmy for Sideshow Bob, but he is safe.
Al Jean said because of (RIP) Marcia Wallace's death, Edna would be retired not killed off.
Marcia Wallace won an Emmy for Edna Krabappel, but she is safe.
Harry Shearer has never won a Emmy for any of his characters; which includes Ned Flanders, Principal Seymour Skinner, Charles Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Lenny Leonard, Kent Brockman, Dr. Julius Hibbert, Eddie, Otto Mann, Reverend Timothy Lovejoy, Rainier Wolfcastle, Jasper Beardley, Dewey Largo, Judge Roy Snyder and many others.
Al Jean said that Anne Hathaway's Princess Penelope character is not going to pass away.
Anne Hathaway won an Emmy for Princess Penelope, but she is safe.
It can not be Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, or Maggie because they are all in upcoming episodes.
Julie Kavner won an Emmy for Marge but she is safe.
Nancy Cartwright won an Emmy for Bart, but he is also safe.
Yeardley Smith won an Emmy for Lisa, but she is safe.
Dan Castellaneta has won few a awards for Homer, but he is safe.
Dan Castellaneta has also won Emmys for certain characters such as, Grampa, Krusty, Groundskeeper Willie, Barney, and Sideshow Mel.
His others characters do not count as, they were not mentioned in the nomination sequence at the Emmy's.
Jackie Mason has won an Emmy for Rabbi Krustofski.
Therefore the only possible candidates to die are: