It is with heavy hearts the we inform you – though you probably already know – that good friend of the show Sam Simon passed away on Sunday at the age of fifty-nine.
While Sam was undoubtedly taken too soon, he did far outlive his initial diagnosis of six months – that was back in 2012.
In the intervening time, Howard called Sam every month, but didn't always get ahold of him. Sam donated the bulk of his fortune to various animal charities. Sam really loved animals.
'The world will be a lot darker without Sam', Howard said. Robin and Howard briefly touched on Sam's awesome comedy career – Taxi, Mary Tyler Moore, The Simpsons, The Drew Carey Show.
Howard remembered meeting with Sam on 9/11 about a TV project. They both wondered if they should still have a meeting in the list of such a tragedy, but Howard said 'why not?'
We will all miss you, Sam!