Co-Creator Of The Simpsons - Sam Simon Passes Away
(The Hollywood Reporter)Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and producer who helped develop “The Simpsons,” made millions after leaving the show in 1993 and then donated his riches to charity, has died, his foundation announced on Facebook. He was 59.
Simon was diagnosed in February 2013 with terminal colon cancer. Yet through it all, he tried to remain upbeat and keep his sense of humor.
“The Museum of Broadcasting called and said, ‘We were thinking about doing an archive interview with you. Do you mind if we did it now?’ ” Simon said with a laugh on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast that first ran in May 2013.
During his brief career, the influential Simon also served as the showrunner on the sitcom “Taxi” at the age of 23; wrote for and produced the comedies “Cheers” and “The Drew Carey Show”; and created a Fox series for the legendary stand-up comic George Carlin in the mid-1990s.
Heart breaking news for me since i’ve been a Simpsons fan since i was a young kid,
May he R.I.P