Death of Sam Simon

June 6, 1955 - March 8, 2015
Pacific Palisades, California | Age 59

'Simpsons' co-creator & philanthropist dies
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By FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press

Sam Simon, a co-creator of "The Simpsons" and animal-rights advocate who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy and channeled much of his personal fortune into social causes, has died.

Simon died Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., his agent, Andy Patman said. He was 59.

He was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in 2011.

After stints writing for "Taxi," ''Cheers" and "The Tracey Ullman Show," Simon...

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