Simpsons Writer-Producer Don Payne Dies

Emmy-winning writer and producer, Don Payne, passed away last night (Mar. 27) at his home in Los Angeles

Payne was a producer for “The Simpsons” and wrote “My Super Ex-Girlfriend,” and 2007’s “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” He worked on nine Simpsons episodes after joining the team in 2000 as a consulting producer.

The beloved writer is survived by his wife, Julie; their sons, Nathaniel and Joshua; their daughter, Lila; his mother, Barbara Payne; a brother, John Payne, and a sister, Suzanne Fanning.

Payne’s family is hosting a memorial service this Friday in Los Angeles.