OJ Simpson Dies Aged 76

(RepublicanPress.org) – Born in California in 1947, Orenthal James Simpson — better known as OJ — grew up to become an award-winning football player. He nearly won the Heisman Trophy before moving on to the NFL to play with the Buffalo Bills, but that’s not likely how he’ll be remembered. While popular amongst football fans in the ‘60s and ‘70s for bringing the juice, the rest of the nation will remember him as a murder suspect who got away.

On April 11, the Simpson family announced on social media that OJ Simpson died the day before after a “battle with cancer,” surrounded by his children and grandchildren. While many people relayed their condolences to his children, sorrow about the loss of Simpson himself was lacking.

In 1994, the former football pro was accused of brutally murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. The nation watched as police converged for a low-speed chase, following a white Ford Bronco on the highway for hours with the suspect inside.

While Simpson was ultimately acquitted of the horrific crime, the majority of Americans felt there was a miscarriage of justice and that a murderer had just gotten away with a heinous act. Others believed the verdict, claiming his innocence. Years later, he was arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping and served nine years in prison.

Kato Kaelin, a key witness at Simpson’s double murder trial, posted a video after OJ Simpson’s death. He sent his thoughts and prayers out to his children and families of the victims but didn’t say anything about the deceased himself. Caitlyn Jenner, who used to be friends with Simpson before the murders, had two words to say after his death — “Good Riddance.”

Simpson leaves behind four children, two of whom he shared with Nicole Brown Simpson. His other two adult children are from his first marriage. Insiders reported that his family and medical team all signed non-disclosure agreements before his passing.

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