For years the two biggest businesses in Springfield had been the nuclear power plant and the Duff Brewery. The people of Springfield loved the brewery and treated it's owner as a king even though the brewery was a bigger polluter than the power plant.
Although Mr. Burns had no love for the people of Springfield, his jealously of the Duff Brewery grew each year. When he heard that the owner of the brewery had fallen on hard times, he knew he had the chance to take the brewery down once and for all. After the sale had finalized and the doors of the brewery were shuttered, Mr. Burns went into hiding.
But the pitchfork mob finally realized that Mr. Burns had to be behind the sale, and they knew a man of his wealth wouldn't be hiding in too many places. They tracked him down, and saw through his crude attempt to disguise himself as Chief Wiggum. In a rage the mob made short work of him, and he was dead.
It's now night 3. RPs get in your PMs.