O.J. Simpson is dead

O. J. Simpson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of the National Football League and the accused murderer of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, has died from cancer. He was 76.

“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.

In May 2023, Simpson posted a video on X, then known as Twitter, revealing that he had recently “caught cancer” and “had to do the whole chemo thing.” He added, “It looks like I beat it.” Simpson didn’t specify the nature of the cancer.

Then, in February 2024, a Las Vegas television station reported that Simpson was again undergoing treatment for an unspecified cancer. 
Simpson himself posted a video on X that day, denying rumors that he was in hospice care, though he did not otherwise confirm or deny reports that he was ill. 
Two days later, in another video update on X, Simpson thanked those who 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.

Simpson played primarily with the Buffalo Bills for 11 seasons. In one season, he rushed for more than 2,000 yards, a record no one else has reached.
Simpson’s toughest battle was “the trial of the century,” when he was charged with the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, 35, and her friend Ronald Goldman, 25. 
O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson were married from 1985-1995. The trial lasted nine months before OJ Simpson was acquitted of the murder charges.