Sam Simon, ‘The Simpsons’ Co-Creator, Dies at 59
Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons has died after a long battle with colorectal cancer. He was 59.
Simon, who won nine Emmys for both The Simpsons and The Tracey Ullman Show, died on Sunday (Feb. 8) at his home in Los Angeles. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012.
In 1989 Simon developed The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. He left the show in 1993, but retained his title as an executive producer.
Simon was married to actress Jennifer Tilly from 1984-1991 and to Playboy Playmate Jami Ferrell from 2000-2003.