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In this Feb. 1, 2014 file photo, Sam Simon arrives at the Writers Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Simon, a co-creator of "The Simpsons" who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy and channeled much of his personal fortune into social causes including animal welfare, has died Sunday, March 8, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. He was 59. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP, File)
Sam Simon, left, poses in the press room with Jennifer Tilly with his Valentine Davies award at the Writers Guild Awards, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)
This Aug. 12, 2013 photo shows Sam Simon, co-creator of "The Simpsons," at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Simon, 58, was diagnosed his colorectal cancer last November. Having defied that diagnosis' sentence _ three to six months to live _ Simon continues to push ahead, broaching no defeat. (AP Photo/Frazier Moore)