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