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What type of cancer did OJ Simpson die from?

OJ Simpson died at the age of 76 after battling prostate cancer.

The former USC and NFL player who was famously acquitted in the murders of his ex-wife and her friend in the ‘Trial of the Century’ in downtown Los Angeles, died on April 11, 2024, in a hospice.

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“On April 10, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this transition period, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace,” the spokesperson said. The Simpson family posted a message on social media.

In a video posted on February 9, Simpson denied reports that he was in hospice care, saying he was preparing to host “a lot of friends” for a Super Bowl party in Las Vegas.

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“No, I’m not in any hospice. I don’t know who put that there,” he said in the video. “Everthing okay.”

OJ Simpson was a Hall of Fame football player and Heisman Trophy winner when he played at USC. After his football career, he moved into sports reporting and acting, including appearances in films such as “The Towering Inferno” and the comedy film series “Naked Gun”.

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Simpson also starred in a series of memorable commercials for Hertz, in which he sprinted through airports dodging other passengers and luggage like football linebackers.

Simpson became a cultural icon after the 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her boyfriend and his eventual acquittal of murder charges after one of the most high-profile trials in history.

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Nicole Brown Simpson and her boyfriend Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death outside Brown Simpson’s home in Brentwood on June 12, 1994.

Days later, Simpson was identified by police as a suspect in the murders and led police on a chase in a white Bronco through Southern California. An estimated 95 million Americans watched the chase through Los Angeles on television, which lasted two hours.

Police chase OJ Simpson on the 405 Freeway
Motorists stop and wave as police cars chase a white Ford Bronco driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect OJ Simpson, during a slow, 90-minute chase on June 17, 1994, on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles.

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Simpson eventually surrendered to police and was tried for the murders. Overseen by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance Ito, the trial became a national spectacle, with live television coverage from gavel to gavel and the often theatrical antics of Simpson’s “Dream Team” of lawyers.

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