Here’s another curious story: Chris Ledesma died after 33 years of working on every episode of the Simpsons [note that number], and they did a tribute to him in the last episode.
“Chris Ledesma was one of the kindest, mega-talented people working on a crew full of kind, mega-talented people. I hadn’t worked with him in a while but his friendliness over twitter these last few years was truly felt. Rest in peace, dear Chris,” former “Simpsons” showrunner Josh Weinstein said.
On September 16, Ledesma tweeted about a “significant milestone” he reached with the show.
“I am 23,242 days old. I have worked on The Simpsons for 11,621 days. Born 1/28/1958. First day on #TheSimpsons 11/22/1989,” he wrote. “Not many can say they have worked at ANY job any more for LITERALLY half their lives.”
Ledesma lived in southern California for most of his life. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, majoring in orchestral conducting.
The music editor also worked on movies such as “Pure Country,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Blast from the Past.”