Sam Simon is known in Hollywood as one of the three co-creators of “The Simpsons,” that quirky show that’s been on since 1989. Sadly, he passed yesterday and the entire world mourns the life of one heckuva funny man–and an ardent friend of all creatures, great and small.
Simon was diagnosed in 2012 with colon cancer and was given three months to live. However, his approach to the disease was anything but negative.
Divorced in the early 90s’ and without children, Simon made the generous decision to give his 100 million fortune away to various charities.
Besides, donating millions to the Sam Simon Foundation and PETA, he also helped fund multiple projects to feed the homeless.
His generosity was so boundless that we’d just like to give Simon the highest of paws for his wonderful contributions. A true champion of animal rights!
Here’s Simon talking to NBC’s Maria Shriver about his decision: