“The Simpsons” co-creator and producer Sam Simon died following a battle with colon cancer, it was announced on Monday. He was 59.
After being given three months to live following a cancer diagnosis in 2012, Simon dedicated his $100 million fortune to charitable causes, chiefly the Sam Simon Foundation, which provides service dogs for returning veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder and the hearing impaired.
In August, the reputed animal rights activist teamed with Fusion on a documentary that chronicled Simon’s fight with his terminal disease and his efforts to save animals from harmful and abusive situations.
The Sam Simon Foundation tweeted the following on Monday:
It is with much sadness that we must let you know that Sam Simon has passed over. We all miss him, and in his… http://t.co/hQ42NgiLYu
— Sam Simon Foundation (@ssfoundation1) March 9, 2015
Al Jean posted the following on Twitter:
Al Jean @AlJean
.@TheSimpsons #everysimpsonsever Just heard terrible news of death of @simonsam. A great man; I owe him everything.
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