After 27 years, Steve Whitmire will no longer be performing Kermit the Frog, a Muppets Studio spokeswoman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Whitmire took over the role of the beloved Muppet frog after character creator Jim Henson died in 1990. He left the Muppets back in November, 2016.
Muppets performer Matt Vogel will take over as Kermit the Frog. His first time as the character will be in a “Muppets Thought of the Week” video next week, the spokeswoman confirmed.
The Muppets Studio spokeswoman declined to discuss the details behind Whitmire's departure.
Whitmire has been with the Muppets since 1978, starting on "The Muppet Show".
More details when they become available.