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OJ Simpson Dead at 76

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OJ Simpson Dead at 76

OJ Simpson Dead at 76

OJ Simpson , Dead at 76.

The football star and actor who was acquitted of murder charges in the '90s has died after battling prostate cancer, ESPN reports.

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His family took to X on April 10 to share the news of his death.

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On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer.

, O.J.

Simpson's family, via X.

He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

, O.J.

Simpson's family, via X.

During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace, O.J.

Simpson's family, via X.

Simpson played in the NFL for 11 seasons, nine of which were with the Buffalo Bills.

But his football career was overshadowed by the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in 1994.

But his football career was overshadowed by the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in 1994.

Simpson, a murder suspect at the time, famously led L.A.

Police on a low-speed chase in a white Ford Bronco driven by Al Cowlings.

About 95 million people tuned in to watch the televised chase.

About 95 million people tuned in to watch the televised chase.

In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of murder, but in 1997, he was found liable for the two deaths and was ordered to pay the victims' family members $33.5 million.

At the age of 61, Simpson was imprisoned for armed robbery and other felonies.

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He served a nine-year sentence.


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