03/09/2015 03:14 EDT | Updated 03/10/2015 03:59 EDT

Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' Co-Founder, Dies After Colon Cancer Battle

TMZ is reporting that Matt Groening's right-hand man and "The Simpsons" co-founder/producer, Sam Simon, has lost his battle with terminal colon cancer. He was 59.

Simon reportedly died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday.TMZ says that he died with his family and his dog by his side.

This is the last photo Simon posted to his Twitter account:


Simon famously pledged his entire fortune -- millions of dollars made from "The Simpsons" success -- to PETA, Save the Children and his eponymous foundation, which feeds more than 400 hungry families a day in Los Angeles.

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