“Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Dead At 59 After Cancer Battle (VIDEO)


Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon dies

Sam Simon, a co-creator of The Simpsons, has lost his long battle with cancer. He was 59.

The writer and producer spoke last year of cancer being “an amazing experience”, making the decision to donate his $100 million to charity and animal organizations.  He was truly an inspiration.

The nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and producer’s foundation confirmed the sad news of his death on Monday.

The Sam Simon foundation stated, “It is with much sadness that we must let you know that Sam Simon has passed over”.

Simon, 59, was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in 2012, being told he had only three to six months left to live.

He survived that diagnosis, and in 2014, he said he was planning to donate $100 million of his fortune to charity, mostly to animal organizations.

He said, “I think that my passion for the animals and against animal abuse is based on the knowledge that these creatures who feel and think can’t speak for themselves and they’re dependent on us for that”.

Sam Simon has great attitude about cancer

The 59-year-old producer passed away on Sunday surrounded by family and his beloved dog.

He’s also donated to animal charities that provide service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

2014 Writers Guild Awards LA ceremony - Press Room

Simon was married to actress Jennifer Tilly (1984 to 1991) and Playboy Playmate Jami Ferrell (for only weeks in 2000). Neither marriage produced any children.

Sam Simon revealed he was able to stay positive despite his diagnosis.

He said, “Somehow, I ended up surrounded by people that love me and take care of me and will do anything for me. It’s a good feeling. That’s called happiness.”

Our condolences to the family and friends of Sam Simon. A class act!

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