The Simpsons' Co-Creator, Sam Simon Dies Aged 59

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The co-creator of popular cartoon, The Simpsons has died after losing his battle to cancer.

Sam Simon, also the comic genius behind US sitcoms Taxi and Cheers, passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday after a three year battle with colon cancer. He died at 59.

He won nine Emmy awards, and amassed a fortune of more than £70million in a stunning career.

In 1989 Simon developed “The Simpsons” with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks.He left the show four years later but retained his executive producer title.

After finishing writing he concentrated on philanthropy and before his death he pledged millions to PETA, Save the Children and his foundation, which feeds more than 400 hungry families a day in Los Angeles. May his soul rest in peace.

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