Sam Simon-Simpsons co-creatorSam Simon is facing down his terminal cancer diagnosis by spending his vast fortune (how much? “I don’t know”) on animal welfare and feeding the hungry: “I get pleasure from it. I love it.”

His contributions include founding the Malibu-based Sam Simon Foundation (worth nearly $23 million as of 2011) which supports the hungry with vegan food and rescues stray dogs.

Simon, who retained a lucrative executive producer credit on The Simpsons even though he left the show in 1993, was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer in 1993.

(READ the story in the Hollywood Reporter)

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