Sam Simon

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Sam Simon
Sam Simon.jpg
Simon at the 2008 World Series of Poker
Born
Samuel Michael Simon

(1955-06-06)June 6, 1955
DiedMarch 8, 2015(2015-03-08) (aged 59)
Cause of deathColorectal cancer
OccupationDirector, producer, writer, boxing manager, philanthropist
Years active1979–2015
Spouse(s)Jennifer Tilly
(m. 1984–1991, divorced)
Jami Ferrell (m. 2000; divorced)
Partner(s)Jenna Stewart

Sam Simon (June 6, 1955 - March 8, 2015) was an American television producer and writer, most notable as one of the original developers of The Simpsons, along with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. He is perhaps best known for his creation of many Simpsons characters.

In late 2012, Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer which later metastasized in his other organs, including his liver and kidneys.[1] Simon died in his Los Angeles home from complications from the disease on March 8, 2015.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Eames, Tom (2013-03-20). "'The Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon diagnosed with terminal cancer". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  2. Yardley, William (2015-03-09). "Sam Simon, Who Helped Shape 'The Simpsons,' Dies at 59". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  3. Carmel Dagan (2015-02-09). "Sam Simon, Co-Creator of 'The Simpsons,' Dies at 59". Variety. Retrieved 2015-02-09.

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