O.J. Simpson Dead at 76 After Cancer Battle

O.J. Simpson Dead at 76 After Battle With Cancer

Family and friends are mourning the loss of O.Jคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. Simpson.

The former NFL star, whose football and acting successes were overshadowed by his 1995 trial for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, has died after privately battling cancer, his family announced. He was 76.

"On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer," a statement shared to his social media account April 11 read. "He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace."

Simpson's death comes two months after a video began circulating that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was in hospice care as he underwent chemotherapy. At the time, he denied the rumors that he was in hospice care in a clip posted to X, formerly known on Twitter, but did not address his diagnosis. 

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The former running back and California native played in the NFL for 11 seasons, spent primarily with the Buffalo Bills, before retiring in 1979 and turning his career to acting in the '80s in films like The Naked Gun and The Towering Inferno.

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However, in June 1994 he was accused of murdering ex-wife Nicole and Ron, who were found stabbed to death outside her condo in Brentwood, Calif.

Simpson's case went to trial in 1995, of which the broadcast became a focal point for millions of viewers. He was acquitted of both murders in what many view as a controversial verdict. Two years later, he was found civilly liable for the double homicide.

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Maintaining his innocence throughout the trial and afterward, Simpson also went on to stir up controversy surrounding the case again with his book, If I Did It, which was presented as a hypothetical accounts of the murders, in 2007คำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. (Although the scheduled release of the book was cancelled shortly after being announced the previous year, thousands of copies ended up being printed).

In August of that year, a Florida court awarded the Goldman family rights to the book to partially complete a judgment stemming from the civil trial over the murders and they subsequently changed the title to If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer.

Separately, Simpson had another run-in with the law that year in connection to a robbery-kidnapping over his memorabilia. He was released in October 2017 after serving nine years for the incident.

Five years before his death, Simpson shared an update on his life, noting that he was focused on moving forward.

"We don't need to go back and relive the worst day of our lives," Simpson told the Associated Press in 2019. "The subject of the moment is the subject I will never revisit again. My family and I have moved on to what we call the 'no negative zone.' We focus on the positives."

After his release from prison in Nevada, Simpson decided to stay in Vegas, noting that he was happy with his decision.

"The town has been good to me," he explained. "Everybody I meet seems to be apologizing for what happened to me here."

Simpson is survived by four children: Arnelle and Jason, from his first marriage to Marguerite Whitley, and Sydney and Justin, from his marriage to Nicole. He was also dad to daughter Aaren, who died in an accidental drowning at the age of 2 in 1977.

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