Alan Simpson


Age: 87

British screenwriter who with his longtime writing partner Ray Galton co-wrote the landmark British TV comedy series Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe & Son, a sitcom about father-and-son junk dealers on which U.S. TV producer Norman Lear later based the popular U.S. sitcom Sanford & Son.

Cause of Death: Lung disease

Born: November 27, 1929

Died: February 8, 2017

London, England