Simpsons producer dies, an award-winning writer and producer of "The Simpsons" and screenwriter of the 2011 blockbuster "Thor" as well as "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," Don Payne, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, said his friend and former writing partner John Frink. He was 48 and had bone cancer.
Payne was most
recently a consulting producer on "The Simpsons," Fox's long-running
animated series. Two episodes he wrote are in production and will air in
the fall: "Labor Pains" and the Christmas installment, "White Christmas
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