'Simpsons' producer and comedy writer Sam Simon dies

  • Sam Simon, an American comedy writer and philanthropist who produced 'The Simpsons’, has died aged 59.

    A nine-time Emmy award winner, Simon was suffering from colon cancer. 

    After helping to develop ‘The Simpsons’, he left the show in 1993 and later donated millions to charity.

    He created ‘The Simpsons’ together with Matt Groening and James Brooks. Since its debut in 1989, it has become an iconic American TV series.

    Simon also worked on 'The Drew Carey Show’ and ‘Cheers’ and wrote the comedy film ‘The Super’.

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