Sam Simon was one of the beloved show's first developers alongside Matt Groening and James L. Brooks.
‘The Simpsons’ has remembered its executive producer Sam Simon with a touching tribute on its most recent episode.
Simon, who passed away on March 8th following a battle with cancer, was credited variously as a co-developer and executive producer during his long association with the beloved animated series. The Sunday March 15th episode featured a black and yellow message at the end, saying “One of the greatest comic minds ever” followed by “Thank you, Sam”.
'The Simpsons' paid tribute to one of its first developers Sam Simon
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The Simpsons creator Sam Simon, who expects to die as a result of colon cancer, will donate "tens of millions" to charitable causes.
He has spent years helping to bring laughter to millions, and now the co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon's actions will benefit others once again. The 58 year-old writer-producer is battling colon cancer which he has been told is terminal however he plans to spend his final days benefitting the lives of humans and animals. Exactly how much time Sam has left is not known, but he doesn't have any children to benefit from his fortune so the needy will benefit from his entire financial legacy.
Simon has revealed that he earns "tens of millions" annually from popular cartoon The Simpsons royalties plans to donate his entire fortune to charity before he passes away, he tells The Hollywood Reporter. He's selected charities he feels strongly about and will make sure they receive the money he intends for them, including a Malibu dog rescue haven, animal charity PETA, Save the Children and marine charity, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. His own Sam Simon Foundation in Malibu is reportedly worth $23 million (£15m) and he feels strongly about shutting down roadside zoos and abusive animal shows. His foundation focusses attention on starving humans - who are given vegan food - and also looks after stray dogs.
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