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    O.J. Simpson, Infamous Football Star Acquitted Of Wife’s Murder, Dies Of Cancer At 76

    The former American football player O.J. Simpson dies at age 76. Additionally, Simpson was known primarily for his involvement in the 1994 murder case of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

    The infamous trial, often referred to as the ‘Trial of the Century,’ garnered widespread media attention and controversy. Despite substantial evidence against him, including DNA evidence and witness testimony, Simpson was found ‘not guilty‘ of the murders in the highly publicized criminal trial leading to a lot of outrage. 

    Previously, O.J. has talked about his battle with cancer. However, he claimed that he had beaten it. Things got worse for Simpson as he spent his last few months under hospice care battling prostate cancer before succumbing to it.

    His death on April 10, 2024, was announced by his family via an X post on his official account. The post read, “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. The Simpson Family.

    Caitlyn Jenner, who was married to the late Nicole’s close friend Kris Jenner, shared her burning response to Simpson’s passing. She tweeted, “Good Riddance.”

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    Why Was OJ Simpson Imprisoned?

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    It is widely known that the verdict of the ‘Trial of the Century’ in 1995 was ‘not guilty’. However, Simpson did end up facing prison time. In 2008, he was convicted of multiple felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping, about an incident in Las Vegas.

    Simpson and a group of men had entered a hotel room to retrieve sports memorabilia that Simpson claimed belonged to him. He was sentenced to a maximum of 33 years in prison, with the possibility of parole after nine years. Subsequently, O.J. served nine years in prison before being granted parole in 2017. He was released from prison on October 1, 2017.

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