Simpson was born in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and attended the University of Oregon, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Simpson's unusual personal life has been documented in a number of sources. A chapter in the book You'll Never Make Love in This Town Again (which describes four prostitutes' stories about their sexual encounters with Hollywood celebrities) discusses his preferences for S & M and videotaping of their sessions. He is also known to have had several plastic surgeries, allegedly including a collagen injection to his penis.
Simpson was found dead on the toilet in his home in Los Angeles. Various websites claim that he had over twenty different drugs in his system at the time of his death. According to High Concept, a Simpson biography by reporter Charles Fleming, Simpson had a $60,000 per month drug habit at the time of his death. His job as an executive at Paramount Studios came to an end when he allegedly passed out in the middle of a meeting.
Simpson was cremated, and his ashes given to members of his family.
Don Simpson Facts
|Birth Name||Donald Clarence Simpson|
|Birthday||October 29, 1943|
|Birthplace||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Date of death||January 19, 1996 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 52)|