Monday, March 09, 2015

It’s a Sad Day For the Simpson’s and their FansT

Sam Simon and his family

Okay, I must confess to being a fan of The Simpsons...
Los Angeles, CA—One of the fathers of the Simpson family has left us too soon at age 59.   Award winning writer Sam Simon died here from colon cancer.
Simon was a writer and being a writer is a lonely occupation.  A writer’s only companion is his computer while he struggles to put significant words on paper. 
Sam Simon was an amazing and talented man.  He was also legendary philanthropist that enjoyed sharing his substantial wealth.
Simon was a true friend of animals, funding veterinary care for critters in need.  Simon also funded a vegetarian food bank for the needy.  He constantly donated money to a long line of very deserving causes through his Sam Simon Foundation.
After being diagnosed with cancer in 2012, Simon started buying zoos and circuses just to free their animals.
Simon went public with his cancer fight and battled it as nobly as anyone ever could.   I always wonder what additional works we lose when prolific creators like Simon leave us so early.
Simon’s clever writing brought him fortune and fame.  He’s a co-creator of The Simpsons and wrote for so many other projects on the small or large screen.   Simon left his pen scratches on shows like, Taxi, The Tracy Ullman Show, Anger Management and many others.
We must always remember that the talented actors we seem to enjoy so much exist only because of the words people like Sam Simon put on paper.
Every great film or TV show begins with a book or script written by storytellers.  For Sam Simon and his fans, sadly, there are no more stories.

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