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Larry Simpson, 'Bad Company' producer and Don Simpson's brother, dies at 77

Lary Simpson, Producer 2002 Feature Bad Company , Starring Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock, developed by the famous production company founded by his late brother Don Simpson Jerry Bruckheimer , has passed away. He is 52.

Simpson died in January At his home in Noank, Connecticut, his attorney Tom Hunter announced that after a brief battle with cancer after.

Simpson began his career as an attorney in the TriStar Pictures Legal Department. He then became an associate attorney with Bloom, Hergott, Diemer and Cook in Beverly Hills, where he represented producers, writers, actors and directors.

He left law at 1986 to become a film producer, initially with his Brother worked together, and the two co-produced blockbuster films including Flashdance (1983) Later, he parted ways with Bruckheimer that year, Beverly Hills Police (1983), Bad Boys ( 1986) and Top Gun (1986).

Simpson/Bruckheimer ending revealed in December2002; A month later, Don Simpson 52 died of a drug overdose at his Bechar home. Larry Simpson went on to form his eponymous production company. (Bruckheimer is also a producer on Bad Company, directed by 2004 Joel Schumacher.

Born in Alaska, Simpson received his BS and MS degrees in molecular biology from the University of Oregon and his law degree from the California Western School of Law. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He was honored for still photography for his work on the 2004 documentary series Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun .

In 2004, he and his wife, Sally, move to Telluria Germany, where he created, funded, and directed the Telluride Writers’ Conference, and is a fan of Nordic skiing. He also serves on the board of the La Jolla Playhouse.

In addition to the wife, survivors include their children Tait (with his wife Frida) and Britt (with her husband Peter), and grandchildren June, Olive and Penelope. 2002



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