O.J. Simpson Dead at 76 of Cancer

O.J. Simpson, whose life as an American sports hero quickly turned when he was charged with the 1994 murder of his wife and her friend, and later acquitted, died on Wednesday at the age of 76.

In May 2023, Simpson posted a video on X, then known as Twitter, revealing that he had recently “caught cancer” and “had to do the whole chemo thing.” He added, “It looks like I beat it.” Simpson didn’t specify the nature of the cancer.

In February 2024, Simpson denied being in hospice as well as his trust in the media.

Two days later in another video update on X, Simpson thanked those people he said had reached out to him, adding “My health is good. I mean, obviously I’m dealing with some issues but I think I’m just about over it.”

Apparently not.