O.J. Simpson Passes Away From Cancer

April 11, 2024

On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer.

The family of O.J. Simpson announcing his death at the age of 76.

Why It Matters: At one time, he was one of the most beloved sports stars in America, but the former NFL player found himself on trial for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. Simpson was found not guilty in the criminal trial that established a new precedent for broadcasting legal proceedings; He was later found liable for the deaths in a civil trial and ordered to pay the families more than $33 million. In addition to the murder trial in 1995, and the civil case in 1997, O.J. Simpson was later found guilty of armed robbery for an incident in a Las Vegas hotel room and served time behind bars.

“Imprisoned at age 61, he served nine years in a remote northern Nevada prison, including a stint as a gym janitor. He was not contrite when he was released on parole in October 2017. The parole board heard him insist yet again that he was only trying to retrieve sports memorabilia and family heirlooms stolen from him after his criminal trial in Los Angeles.” (The Associated Press)

OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76

by Jenna Lee,