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Simon at the 2008 World Series of Poker
Samuel Michael Simon

(1955-06-06)June 6, 1955
Died March 8, 2015(2015-03-08) (aged 59)
Cause of death Colorectal cancer
Occupation Director, producer, writer, boxing manager, philanthropist
Years active 1979–2015
Spouse(s) Jennifer Tilly
(m. 1984–1991, divorced)
Jami Ferrell (m. 2000; divorced)
Partner(s) Jenna Stewart

Sam Simon (June 6, 1955 - March 8, 2015) was an American television producer and writer, most notable as one of the original developers of The Simpsons, along with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. He is perhaps best known for his creation of many Simpsons characters.

In late 2012, Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer which later metastasized in his other organs, including his liver and kidneys. Simon died in his Los Angeles home from complications from the disease on March 8, 2015.

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