The Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Dead at 59

Sam Simon, a co-creator of The Simpsons, died on Sunday. He was 59.

The nine-time Emmy-winning writer and producer was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012. He died in his Los Angeles home surrounded by family and his dog, TMZ reports.

Benjy, Ireland's Gay Bull, Saved by Simpsons Producer Sam Simon

He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon.

Simpsons Co-Creator, with Terminal Cancer, Gives Away His TV Fortune

Sam Simon, who made a fortune as co-creator of The Simpsons, is enjoying giving away untold millions as he battles terminal colon cancer.

The nine-time Emmy-winning writer-producer, 58, says he is using his wealth to, among other causes, help shut down roadside zoos and abusive animal shows, fund a dog-rescue haven in Malibu, and fight hunger, he tells the Hollywood Reporter.