Dying ‘Simpsons’ Creator Explains Why He’s Giving His Fortune To Charity
Sam Simon, 59, is the co-creator and executive producer of “The Simpsons.”
He’s also dying of colon cancer. But, that hasn’t stopped him from calling cancer, “the most amazing experience of my life.”
Simon made that claim because his illness has allowed him to constantly spend time with his friends and family as well as to donate his fortune to a good cause.
As an avowed animal rights activist, he is donating $100 million to help save animals.
He doesn’t have any children and he’s not married, so he decided to give the majority of his fortune to aid these beleaguered animals.
Simon has worked extensively with PETA and established the Sam Simon Foundation to train hearing dogs for the deaf.
Since his 2012 diagnosis, Simon has been working hard to make this world a better place ever since. He also has had a healthy outlook and a sense of humor about the whole thing. He was recently interviewed by NBC and said,
It’s everything that everybody always tells you. It’s a journey, it’s a fight. But, if you want publicity and you want to pick up girls, then cancer is the greatest thing in the world.
It’s a terrible shame Simon is dying, but he certainly has done his part to improve the state of our world.