O.J. Simpson Dead of Cancer

O.J. Simpson | Photo by Jason Bean-Pool/Getty Images

Former football star O.J. Simpson has died at 76 after a battle with cancer.

Simpson had been dealing with prostate cancer in recent years, and his family confirmed his death via X, formerly known as Twitter.

“On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer,” a statement from his family read. “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 gained fame as a football player at the University of Southern California (USC), where he set the single-season rushing record and won the Heisman Trophy. He then went on to star for the Buffalo Bills and become a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. He also had an acting career.

In 1994, he was charged with the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, following a now infamous police chase. He was eventually acquitted of the charges, but the trial and media coverage garnered international attention.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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