NEW YORK (AP) — A pinball machine from “The Simpsons” and fun pinup art are among the items going to auction from the collection of the show’s co-creator Sam Simon. Sotheby’s announced Thursday that it will be selling Simon’s entire personal collection of memorabilia, fine art and other objects in a series of sales through […]
Sam Simon, a creative force behindwho left the show after its fourth season in a lucrative arrangement that allowed him to spend much of the rest of his life giving his money away, has died. He was 59. His death was announced today by the Sam Simon Foundation, the organization through which he donated his money. The announcement did not say where or when he died or specify the cause, although Simon learned he had cancer in late 2012.
Sam Simon has had much to think about since his advanced colon cancer was diagnosed last November after a year of inconclusive tests and mysterious discomfort. Having defied that diagnosis’ original death sentence — he was given three to six months to live — Simon continues to push ahead with no whiff of “Why me?”