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O.J. Simpson, former NFL star acquitted of murder, dies at 76, family says

Charlotte Observer - 4/11/2024

Pro Football Hall of Famer, running back O.J. Simpson, has died, according to a post from his family on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer,” his family posted on April 11. “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 was battling prostate cancer, which recently took a turn in February when Local 10 News said that he was undergoing chemotherapy in Las Vegas.

Prostate cancer is known to be the most common cancer in men in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Simpson is best known for being a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994, which led to the “Trial of the Century” on national television. Simpson was acquitted of the murder charges.

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