Sam Simon, who has died aged 59, was one of the major creative forces behind The Simpsons though he left the show after its fourth season in a lucrati(...)

Sam Simon (59), a co-creator of Fox’s long-running hit animated series ‘The Simpsons’ has died after a battle with colon cancer

Sam Simon, a co-creator of Fox’s long-running hit animated series The Simpsons and an ardent philanthropist for animals, died after a battle with colo(...)

The Simpsons show editor Mike Bridge (L), executive producer Matt Selman (R) and co-executive producer Brian Kelley look at an upcoming Lego episode at the editing bay in 20th Century Fox Studios. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters  0:57

Fox’s hit animated show The Simpsons, which has used donut-loving Homer and his dysfunctional family to satirize US popular culture for 25 years, is c(...)

Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

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Simon Singh: ‘The number of the house in which the Simpsons live is 742 and for ages I couldn’t figure out what it meant.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In the Simpsons episode “Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play”, a big screen in Springfield’s baseball stadium asks the crowd to guess the capacity. (...)