'Simpsons' Producer, Comedy Writer, Phlanthropist Sam Simon Dies; Hosted Show On RadioIO.com
March 9, 2015 at 12:47 PM (PT)
SAM SIMON, the Emmy-winning co-producer of "THE SIMPSONS" and a writer/producer of shows like "CHEERS" and "THE DREW CAREY SHOW," died MONDAY (3/9) after a long bout with colon cancer. SIMON, who donated the millions he made in television comedy to charity, was 59.
Besides being a frequent guest on SIRIUSXM's HOWARD STERN show, SIMON, who co-developed "THE SIMPSONS" with their creator, "LIFE IN HELL" cartoonist MATT GROENING, and producer JAMES L. BROOKS, hosted a FRIDAY radio show on the BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE channel on RADIOIO.COM. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in FEBRUARY 2013; before that, he began donating his wealth to several charities devoted to animal welfare, including PETA, and other non-profits like SAVE THE CHILDREN.