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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 12: Pamela Anderson (R) and son Brandon Thomas Lee attend the premiere of 'The Gunman' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on March 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actress Pamela Anderson, left, is joined by her son, Brandon Thomas Lee, as they cheer on gymnast Mohini Bhardwaj during the final round of the women's U.S. Olympic team gymnastics trials in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, June 27, 2004. Anderson is a financial supporter of the gymnast. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Actress Pamela Lee Anderson carries her son Brandon while members of the band Motley Crue place their handprints in a wet cement plaque Tuesday, May 20, 1997, at Hollywood's RockWalk in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Her husband Tommy Lee, was an original member of the band which was honored for its significant contribution to rock 'n roll. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Pamela Anderson and Sam Simon attend the 'Help Haiti Home' gala at Montage Hotel on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was converted to black and white) Pamela Anderson attends Joe Goode 'Flat Screen Nature' on July 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Kohn Gallery)
FILE--Actress Pamela Anderson, shown in this May 20, 1995 file photo, and her husband of four months, Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee, learned Monday June 19, 1995 that she is pregnant and due in February. The ``Baywatch'' star is ready to go all out for the tattooed Motley Crue drummer. ``I'm changing my name to Pamela Lee,'' she says in TV Guide Saturday, May 20, 1995 .(AP PHOTO/Remy de la Mauviniere)
Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, left, and her boyfriend Kid Rock pose for photographers in their ball outfits for the traditional Viennese Opera Ball, on Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at a hotel in Vienna. The Opera Ball starts late Thursday evening at Vienna's state opera. (AP Photo/Martin Gnedt)
Actress Pamela Anderson from the "Baywatch" television series, with a bottle of Pammy Virgin Cola which was named after her in Los Angeles, USA, Saturday Feb 10 1996. The Virgin 'Pammy' Cola will launched in Britain next week. (AP Photo / Neil Munns)
FILE--Rock singer Tommy Lee places his hand near the stomach of his pregnant wife Pamela Anderson Lee in this Jan. 29, 1996 file photo. "Baywatch'' star Pamela Anderson Lee and her rocker husband are new parents. Miss Lee gave birth to 7-pound, 7-ounce Brandon Thomas Wednesday, June 5, 1996. He is the couple's first child. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Former "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson appears at a news conference as the newest face of VIVA GLAM V lipstick and lipglass, the primary fund-raising tools for the M.A.C. AIDS Fund, Thursday, March 31, 2005, in New York. The M.A.C. AIDS Fund, created by the professional cosmetics company in 1994, has raised more than $44 million, according to the fund's Web site. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Detroit rock star Kid Rock, right, and his girlfriend, former ``Baywatch'' star Pamela Anderson enjoy the Detroit Pistons game against the Miami Heat Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson, right, dances with Bollywood actor Salman Khan on the sets of the Indian reality television show "Big Boss" in Mumbai, India, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Anderson is in India to participate in the show which is hosted by Khan. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
FILE--Less than two weeks after filing for divorce, Pamela Anderson Lee and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, shown in this 1995 file photo, are back together. ``I can definitely say they have reconciled,'' said Ann Israel, publicist for the curvy star of television's ``Baywatch'' on Monday, Dec. 2, 1996. (AP Photo/File, Lennox McLendon)
American Music Awards executive producer Dick Clark checks the script with recently-reunited members of Motley Crue, during rehearsals Saturday Jan. 25, 1997 in Los Angeles. They are from left, Donna D'errico, from Baywatch, Nikki Sixx, Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick Mars. Motley Crue will prerform on Monday's awards show. (AP Photo/Paul Shefin)
Das amerikanische Busenwunder Pamela Anderson-Lee laechelt am Donnerstag, 6.Februar 1997 im Hamburger Atlantik-Hotel in die Kameras der zahlreich erschienenen Fotografen. Die durch die Serie "Baywatch" bekanntgewordene Schauspielerin befindet sich auf Werbetour fuer eine Pizzakette. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Pamela Anderson of "Baywatch" and rock star Tommy Lee kiss before the fight between Mike Tyson and Peter McNeeley at the MGM Grand Garden, Saturday, Aug. 19, 1995, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
TAORMINA, ITALY - JUNE 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Pamela Anderson attends a Gala Dinner during the 60th Taormina Film Fest at Hotel Imperiale on June 18, 2014 in Taormina, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
TAORMINA, ITALY - JUNE 17: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Pamela Anderson and Hofit Golan attend the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner Gala during the 60th Taormina Film Fest at Hotel San Domenico on June 17, 2014 in Taormina, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
Actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson holds a press conference in Torshavn at the Faeroe Islands on Friday, Aug.1, 2014. She traveled to the islands to support a campaign by Seattle-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society opposing the drives of pilot whales that date from the late 16th century. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Sigmar Morkore, Sosialurin) DENMARK OUT
Canadian-American actress Pamela Anderson poses as she arrives for the World Music Awards in Monaco, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The awards are presented to the world's best-selling artists in various categories and to the best-selling artists from each major territory. (AP Photo/Bruno Bebert)
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2014 file photo, Pamela Anderson arrives at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home Gala at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Anderson has previously talked about being a survivor of rape, but in an emotional speech for her new charity on Friday, May 16, 2014, in Cannes, France, she credits animals with helping her survive years of abuse at the hands of others. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP, File)
Actress Pamela Anderson attends the Help Haiti Home Gala at the Montage Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Pamela Anderson attends the Help Haiti Home Gala at the Montage Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Actress Pamela Anderson attends "A Night of New York Class" gala benefit to help ban New York City carriage horses on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Pamela Anderson attends "A Night of New York Class" gala benefit to help ban New York City carriage horses on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE -In this March 16, 2011 file photo, Pamela Anderson, left, gestures as she speaks with an unidentified woman during a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
Canada's actress Pamela Anderson, left, and Australia's dancer Damian Whitewood enter the set of the Mexican reality show "La Academia" at Azteca TV studios in Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Canada's actress Pamela Anderson looks at contestants performing during the Mexican reality show "La Academia" at Azteca TV studios in Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Canadian born actress Pamela Anderson poses for photographers during a photocall to unveil a new advertisement in aid of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in London, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, to encourage people to go vegetarian. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)
File - In this Oct. 24, 2010 file photo, Canadian-born actress Pamela Anderson is seen during a photocall in London. Anderson arrived in Israel Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, to try her powers of seduction on an unlikely audience, ultra-Orthodox lawmakers. Anderson is hoping to meet religious leaders to persuade them to ban the use of fur in Israel. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori, File)
Actress Pamela Anderson arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Pamela Anderson performs at The 4th Annual Gridlock New Year’s Eve Bash on Thursday December 31, 2009, at the Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
Pamela Anderson models a creation in the Richie Rich A*MUSE Fashion Show Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2009 file photo, Pamela Anderson arrives to the 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
Pamela Anderson arrives at The 4th Annual Gridlock New Year’s Eve Bash on Thursday December 31, 2009, at the Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 10: Newly married Rick Salomon(L) and Pamela Anderson (R) talk inside Tryst nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas for a Virgin Airlines party to celebrate Virgin Airlines inaugural flight to Las Vegas on October 10, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 01: In this photograph of a copied public document obtained from the Clark County Clerk's Marriage Bureau, states that on September 29 actress Pamela Anderson and producer Rick Salomon obtained a marriage license October 1, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Salomon is best known as the co-star in the internet distributed sex tape with Paris Hilton. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Clark County Clerk's Marriage Bureau via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 31: Actress Pamela Anderson, Rick Salomon and guests attend Blush Boutique nightclub opening party at Wynn Hotel and Casino on August 31, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage for Blush Boutique Nightclub)
**FILE**Pamela Anderson poses after Russia's MTV Movie Awards presentation ceremony in Moscow which she hosted, on April 19, 2007.The 40-year-old ex-"Baywatch" star tells OK! magazine that she and Rick Salomon took their 17-year friendship to the next level during a poker game. They were married on Oct. 6, 2007.( AP Photo/Dmitry Korobeinikov, Zerkalo)
** FILE ** Pamela Anderson poses for photographers as she arrives for her 40th birthday party at the Sublime cafe in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in this June 12, 2007 file photo. Pamela Anderson has ended another brief marriage. The "Baywatch" star's two-month fling with Rick Salomon was officially annulled Monday, according to documents filed in Superior Court. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)
Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson on the set of the Indian reality television show “Big Boss” in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. (AP Photo) **INDIA OUT**
Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and animal rights activist Dan Mathews during a news conference in Vienna on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003. Anderson, set to attend the Viennese Opera Ball in the evening, launched a new campaign promoting vegetarianism and spoke out against fur. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson poses in the box of her host, Austrian businessman Richard Lugner during the traditional Opera Ball at the state opera in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003. (AP Photo/Gerwin Haider, Pool)
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The family of the late 'Simpsons' creator Sam Simon banned one of his closest friends from attending his private funeral.

The TV comedy giant reportedly gave Pamela Anderson an $800,000 ring shortly before he lost his long battle with colon cancer - and his family is furious, according to TMZ.

Simon died last week at the age of 59. Like Anderson, he was heavily involved in animal rights issues.

The two flew to Newfoundland in December to urge the end of seal hunting. He founded the Mercy for Animals' undercover investigations into factory farms and slaughterhouses and the Sam Simon Foundation, which rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs.

Celebrity Net Worth estimates Simon was worth around $100 million when he died.

A source close to the family told the Chicago Sun-Times he felt the actress took advantage of him in his weakened state and she should not have accepted the gift.

"The Simon family feels Anderson got Sam to give money to a number of animal causes that are not all that well-vetted or have solid reputations like the Humane Society, for example," the source said. "Then him giving her that ring just pushed them over the edge."

"It's another case of someone thought to be taking advantage of a very sick person near the end of his life," the source told the Sun-Times.

Anderson has not responded to the comments. Simon's private funeral is scheduled for Tuesday.

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