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O.J. Simpson Legendary NFL Star died at 76, Accused of murdering Ex-Wife

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O.J. Simpson died at age of 76 due to Cancer.

O.J. Simpson, a football star who became rich and famous in movies, TV, and ads, and was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife and her friend in a big trial in 1995, passed away at the age of 76 at his home in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

His family used his official X account to write.

O.J. Simpson's family use his X social media platform to inform his death.
O.J. Simpson’s family use his X social media platform to inform his death.

In February, reports surfaced claiming that Simpson had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was receiving hospice care while undergoing chemotherapy. Simpson refuted the hospice rumors in a video shared on X, although he didn’t directly address the cancer diagnosis. “Hospice? Hospice? You talking ‘bout hospice?” he chuckled in the video, discrediting the speculation and expressing confusion about its origin.

Born as Orenthal James Simpson in San Francisco, he gained fame early on by winning the Heisman Trophy while attending USC. Simpson went on to break records during his professional football career, playing for teams like the San Francisco 49ers and the Buffalo Bills.

Even while still in college, Simpson dipped his toes into acting and appeared on shows like “Medical Center.” His acting career continued alongside his football stardom, featuring roles in films like “The Klansman,” “The Cassandra Crossing,” and “The Towering Inferno,” as well as the miniseries “Roots.

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Simpson football retirement:

After retiring from football, Simpson transitioned into a full-time actor, starring in popular comedies like the “Naked Gun” series and “Back to the Beach.” He was even working on a new adventure series called “Frogmen” for NBC when his arrest halted the project abruptly.

In this June 21, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson holds up his hands before the jury after putting on a new pair of gloves similar to the infamous bloody gloves during his double-murder trial in Los Angeles.
In this June 21, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson holds up his hands before the jury after putting on a new pair of gloves similar to the infamous bloody gloves during his double-murder trial in Los Angeles.

On June 12, 1994, something terrible happened. His ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman were found murdered outside her place in Brentwood. Simpson had a history, you see. He’d already pleaded no contest to hurting Nicole when they were married. So, when the cops found out about the murders, they looked at him real close.

Instead of just facing the music, Simpson decided to make a run for it. He hopped in his white Ford Bronco and took off, with the police following him in what turned out to be a slow-speed chase. It was all over the TV, and nearly 95 million folks tuned in to watch.

Then came the big trial. It was like something out of a circus, with cameras everywhere and everyone talking about it. In the end, he was found not guilty of the murders. But that wasn’t the end of it.

Penalty to O.J. Simpson:

In 1997, Goldman’s family decided to take O.J. Simpson to court themselves. This time, they won. The jury said O.J. Simpson was responsible for the deaths and ordered him to pay a whopping $33.5 million in damages. That’s a whole lot of money.

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Alright, so after all that drama with the murder trial, you’d think O.J. Simpson would lay low, right? But nope, in 2007, he decided to stir up trouble again.

Here’s the deal Simpson and his buddies went to a hotel room in Las Vegas. Why? Well, apparently, there were some guys selling sports stuff, like jerseys and stuff, and O.J. thought they were selling his own memorabilia. So, he rounded up his crew to go confront them.

Now, get this, some of these guys brought guns along. It turned into a real mess. The whole thing ended with Simpson getting busted for armed robbery.

Fast forward to the courtroom. He was found guilty and got slammed with a pretty hefty sentence. He spent almost ten years in a Nevada prison.

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But hey, every story’s got an ending, right? Simpson got out on parole in 2017. You got a wonder what’s next for this guy.

O.J. Simpson’s life has been like a movie itself, and Hollywood couldn’t resist turning it into one. There have been loads of films and docuseries telling the tale of his infamous trial.

Simpson’s career:

From Fox’s “The O.J. Simpson Story” in 1995 to the Oscar-winning “O.J. Simpson Made in America” in 2016, people just couldn’t get enough of the drama. Even TV shows like FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” starring Cuba Gooding Jr. got in on the action.

Remember Sacha Baron Cohen? Yeah, the funny guy behind Borat. Well, he tried to squeeze a confession out of Simpson for his show “Who Is America?” in 2018. Let’s just say it made for some seriously awkward TV.

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Now, onto some good news. Simpson’s exemplary behavior led to his early release from parole in 2021.

Tragedy and controversy marked Simpson’s family life. From his first marriage to Marguerite Whitley, he had three kids. Sadly, one of them passed away as a toddler in a drowning accident.

There is his marriage to Nicole Brown Simpson. They had two children together. After Nicole’s murder and his trial, Simpson won custody of their kids. He took them with him to Miami, trying to start fresh.

But things didn’t stay quiet. Simpson ended up in a bitter custody battle with his ex-in-laws, Nicole’s parents. They fought tooth and nail in court for custody of the grandchildren, making headlines along the way.

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