Sam Simon, a philanthropist best known as the co-creator of the animated sitcom, "The Simpsons," died on Sunday at age 59, The New York Times reports. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012.
Mr. Simon was reported to have a $100-million fortune. He told the New York Daily News late last year that he planed to donate that money to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
He had donated most of his money during his lifetime through the Sam Simon Foundation, which he created to help people and animals. The foundation provides service dogs for military veterans and assistance dogs people with hearing problems and supports other causes, according to the philanthropy's website.