DON PAYNE WRITER AND PRODUCE OF THE SIMPSONS DIES AT 48 – Fans of The Simpsons are today mourning the passing of Don Payne, the writer and producer of The Simpsons as he lost his battle with cancer.
Don Payne, 48, worked on the hit series since 2000 which earned the show four Emmy Awards for this brilliant script writing.
Don’s career moved from The Simpsons in recent years has he successfully wrote movie scripts such as the box office hits My Super Ex-Girlfriend and others including the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
In 2011 Don was responsible for co-writing the Thor movie, another of his box office successes but was diagnosed with bone cancer and died in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday evening.
On leaving UCLA in his early days Don struggled to find the success his craved but refused to give up writing. In 2000 he joined the writing staff at The Simpsons and finally gained success in an episode titled ‘Insane Clown Poppy’.
Don left behind his wife Julie, two sons and a daughter. Fans and colleagues continue to leave tributes saying that Don was an incredibly detailed writer who could look at a scene from multiple angles in order to deliver a story.
Co-workers, colleagues, friends and family have all said that Don was a truly gifted individual whose spark was extinguished far too early.