Don Payne (writer)

American screenwriter and film producer (1964-2013)

William Donald "Don" Payne (May 5, 1964 – March 26, 2013) was an American writer and producer. He wrote several episodes of The Simpsons after 2000, many of these with John Frink. He met Frink at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also wrote the movies My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Don Payne in July 2008.

Payne died from bone cancer on March 26, 2013 at his home in Los Angeles, California. He was 48 years old. He was outlived by his wife and children.[1]


  1. Hare, Breeanna (March 29, 2013). "'Thor,' 'Simpsons' writer Don Payne dies". CNN. Retrieved March 25, 2014.

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