O.J. Simpson Dead at 76 After Cancer Battle

FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive. Simpson's attorney declined comment about the agreement. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, Fi

OJ Simpson dead at 76

OJ Simpson’s family confirmed the news in a statement

OJ Simpson has died at the age of 76.

Simpson’s family announced the news in a statement today (11 April), saying the former football star died after being diagnosed with cancer.

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

“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.”

OJ Simpson dies aged 76

Simpson rose to fame through his football career, in which he played as a running back in the NFL for 11 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills in New York. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers.

In 1995, he gained attention for a more sinister reason as he was tried for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

The trial was dubbed the ‘trial of the century’ as millions of people followed the events as they unfolded. Simpson was ultimately found not guilty of the mur-ders.

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O.J. Simpson dies at 76 after battle with cancer, family says

LAS VEGAS — Orenthal James Simpson, also known as O.J. Simpson, has died, ABC News has confirmed. He was 76 years old.

The video featured is from a previous report.

His family announced that he passed away on Wednesday after battling cancer.

He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren, the family said.

“During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace,” the Simpson family said in a statement.

He had been living in Las Vegas.

The former football great was famously accused of and ultimately acquitted in the brutal 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend.

O.J. and Nicole had two children together.


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