Okay, this is big, people. We need to stop what we're doing and figure out where to go from here . . . because the voice of KERMIT THE FROG has LEFT THE MUPPETS.
Either he left or was fired. It's not clear. But a Muppet fan site found out straight from the Henson Company that Steve Whitmire is gone. Whitmire has been the voice of Kermit since JIM HENSON died in 1990.
His other characters included Rizzo the Rat, Statler, Beaker, and Ernie from "Sesame Street".
There's no word what'll happen to the other characters, but Kermit is being taken over by Matt Vogel. He did the voice of Constantine, the EVIL frog who impersonates Kermit in the 2014 movie "Muppets Most Wanted".(Tough Pigs)
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