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Terminally ill 'Simpsons' co-creator giving fortune to charity Published: July 27, 2013

Pretty much everyone who's ever watched "The Simpsons" knows that they sprung mostly formed out of Matt Groening's head over 20 years ago — but what they may be less familiar with is the name Sam Simon, who co-created the series.

Simon left in 1993 (though he still gets an executive producer credit) to pursue other TV options and philanthropic endeavors, but as he told The Hollywood Reporter (photo from the article Tweeted by Simon below), he's about to step up giving away as much money as he can.

Why? He's been diagnosed with terminal colon cancer.

H/T: The Hollywood Reporter
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