Former football star, O. J Simpson dies at 76

Former football star, O. J Simpson dies at 76

Former football star O.J. Simpson, who was famously accused of and acquitted in the 1994 murder trial of his ex-wife and her friend, has passed away at the age of 76, as confirmed by his family.

“On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. 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,” a statement from his family said.

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In a video posted on social media platform X in May 2023, Simpson revealed that he had been battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

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He expressed optimism about his prognosis, stating, “It looks like I beat it,” although he did not disclose the specific type of cancer he was fighting.

However, in February 2024, reports emerged that Simpson was once again receiving treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer.

Subsequently, he released another video on X, refuting rumors of being in hospice care but refraining from addressing the specific details of his health condition.

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Two days later in another video update on X, he thanked those people he said had reached out to him, adding “My health is good. I mean, obviously I’m dealing with some issues but I think I’m just about over it.”

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