The co creator of The Simpsons animated comedy, Sam Simon has died at the age of 59 years old after a prolonged battle with colon cancer in his Los Angeles home.
Until his death on Sunday, March 8, 2015, multi-talented Simon was a nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and producer.
Simon, helped to develop the Simpsons show which is rated the longest running animated comedy in the history of America.
The renowned philanthropist got himself more endeared to many hearts after he donated his wealth to charity while leaving the show in 1993.
The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said while mourning the deceased said, “He was a genius and a great humanitarian in ways public and private. I personally owe him more than can be repaid, but I will do my best to help every animal I can in his memory.”
Aside The Simpsons, Simon also helped to write and produce Cheers and The Drew Carey Show.
Most recently, he worked as a consultant for Charlie Sheen Anger Management series.