Sam Simon, co-creator of 'The Simpsons' dies at age of 59

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 09, 2015 3:10 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Simon, a co-creator of Fox's long-running hit animated series "The Simpsons," died after a battle with colon cancer, his agent said on Monday. He was 59.

Simon won nine Emmy awards for his work as a writer, director and executive producer of "The Simpsons," the animated sitcom that premiered in 1989 and follows a bumbling father and his dysfunctional but loving family.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Mary Milliken and Chris Reese)