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Sam Simon Reveals He Has Terminal Cancer

'Simpsons' Co-Creator, Poker Player Says That According To His Doctor He Has Just Months Left


The poker community might soon lose another one of its familiar and warm personalities.

The Simpsons co-creator and poker player Sam Simon has cancer that has spread around his body and could just have months left, he told Howard 100 reporter Jon Leiberman this week.

“I’ve had the greatest life in the world,” Simon said.

However, Simon still sounded optimistic that he could beat it.

Over the years Simon has quietly amassed quite the list of poker accomplishments. He has won three no-limit hold’em tournaments, totaling more than $100,000. Combined with a deep run in the 2011 World Series main event, Simon has collected $344,000 in lifetime earnings. Simon reportedly has a net worth of $400 million.

Simon has also found the time to become an advocate for animals and start a foundation aimed to “saving the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people.”

The news of Simon’s battle with cancer comes not long after Lakers owner and poker player Jerry Buss passed away from his cancer struggle.

Here’s a recording of Simon’s comments via longtime friend Howard Stern.

Tags: Sam Simon,   Simpsons,   WSOP


over 9 years ago

Very very sad, I played with him a few times at the Hustler Casino and he seemed like a very nice guy.