It’s with a heavy heart that we report that “The Simpsons” co-creator, Sam Simon, has passed away after battling colon cancer. He was 59.

The nine-time Emmy winning writer and philanthropist was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in 2012. He died in his Los Angeles home on Sunday surrounded by loved ones.

We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

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