'The Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon dies at 59

March 9, 2015 7:00 PM

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'The Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon dies at 59

Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, smiles while visiting the San Diego Humane Society after he financed the purchase of a chinchilla farm in order to rescue over 400 chinchillas and shutter the business in Vista, California August 19, 2014. (Reuters)

Nine-time Emmy winner Sam Simon, who wrote episodes of “Taxi,” “Cheers” and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” before co-creating landmark animated series “The Simpsons” and eventually becoming a philanthropist, died Sunday of colorectal cancer at his home in Los Angeles, his reps confirmed. He was 59 an...

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