Simpson’s Writer-Producer, Kevin Curran, Dies at 59

Kevin Curran
Kevin Curran
Photo Courtesy of Fox

The legendary and veteran writer-producer of countless shows such as The Simpson, The Late Show With David Letterman, Married With Children, Unhappily Ever After and more has passed away at the age of fifty-nine. He fought a long, hard fight against cancer and succumbed to the illness in his home in Los Angeles.

It was Curran’s long-time friend and executive producer/writer of The Simpsons,  Al Jean, who broke the news to the world on Twitter

Kevin Curran

During his fifteen year run on Fox’s The Simpson, Curran won three Emmys for Outstanding Animated Program.  He was also nominated for an Emmy fourteen times.  During his time with the Late Night With David Letterman show, Curran won additional Emmys for his writing work. Between his nominations and awards, Curran was up twenty times for Emmys.

In a statement, his friend Al Jean said; “Kevin Curran was a sweet, brilliant man who said many hilarious things, some unprintable, others which will live forever in a children’s cartoon,”

David Letterman also wrote something about his long time friend and coworker:

Kevin Curran

Prior to his tenure with The Simpsons, Kevin Curran worked on the television show Married With Children. He was the voice of Buck the family dog.  He appeared briefly on the show as a human during an episode where Buck was transformed in to a homo sapien.  In Buck’s last episode, the Producers wrote

“Dedicated to Buck the Dog who with this episode begins a well earned retirement and hopefully a nice gig at stud. We’ll miss you, Buddy, lift a leg.”

Kevin Curran began his stint on the Simpsons in 1998 as a consultant and stayed on until 2015. The Emmys he received came in 2003, 2006 and 2008.

Curran is survived by English novelist and Bridget Jones creator Helen Fielding and their two children Dashiell and Romy.

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