Sam Simon, a prolific television writer and producer who worked on iconic television series like Cheers, Taxi, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, and helped bring The Simpsons to television with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, passed away from colon cancer at his home in Los Angeles. After receiving his diagnosis, Simon spent the rest of his life giving away much of his fortune to charitable causes.
I am getting buildings named after me and awards and stuff. The truth is, I have more money than I’m interested in spending. Everyone in my family is taken care of. And I enjoy this.
He was 59 years old.
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