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Terminally Ill “Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Is Giving Away His Fortune To Charity

In an interview with NBC News, Simon said his work since being diagnosed with terminal cancer has “been a fight, it’s been an adventure, and it’s been an education and the most amazing experience of my life so far”.

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Since being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, Simon has been giving millions of dollars of his wealth from The Simpsons to charity.

He donated millions to PETA (where he currently sits on the executive committee), and gave money to purchase an ex-Japanese whaling vessel now used in projects to protect marine wildlife. He also set up The Sam Simon Foundation, which trains hearing dogs for veterans and the deaf.

My pigs. Me and @peta saved them.

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In a separate interview with the Hollywood Reporter he has explained why he's been doing this work.

The sort of lifetime achievement stuff that I'm getting now is kind of like Tom Sawyer's funeral because they all know I'm sick. I am getting buildings named after me and awards and stuff. The truth is, I have more money than I'm interested in spending. Everyone in my family is taken care of. And I enjoy this.

He's also been documenting his chemo on Twitter.

You can watch the interview with NBC here:

Via nbcnews.com