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Fans of The Simpsons have been wondering for years when the series may come to an end, but unfortunately they have taken a sad loss today.

One of the co-creators of the show, Sam Simon, has passed away at the age of 59, after a battle with colorectal cancer since 2012. The writer, and 9-time Emmy winner, died at his home in Los Angeles, which was confirmed by his rep.

Showrunner Al Jean also shared the tragic news on his Twitter account, letting fans know:

Simon also worked on episodes for Cheers, Taxi, and other famous classic shows, and will be dearly missed by The Simpsons cast and crew.

We pray for the loved ones of Sam Simon during this saddening time.

SOURCE: Variety | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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