OJ Simpson, American football player and later actor, has died at the age of 76. tried then acquitted for the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldmana friend of the woman, who occurred on June 12, 1994.

On April 10, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, her family asks that you respect their wishes for privacy and grace.“, we read in a press release from relatives published on the former champion's X account.

The “trial of the century”

Having become famous throughout the world thanks to American football, Simpson fell from grace after his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman were found dead in Los Angeles with stab wounds. Since his university debut with the Trojans, Simpson seemed to have overcome racial barriers thanks to an incredible sports career and his marriage to Nicolea girl with blue eyes and blond hair whom he married on February 2, 1985.

I'm not black, I'm JO“, Simpson liked to tell his friends. Nicknamed “the trial of the century”, the double murder case sparks debate on issues such as racial equality, gender violence, domestic violence, justice for famous people and the sometimes questionable behavior of the American police.

Controversial decision

The jury of a criminal court acquitted Simpson in 1995 murder charges, but two years later a separate civil lawsuit holds him responsible and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to members of the Brown and Goldman families.

In 2007, Simpson and five other men, two of them armed, entered a Las Vegas hotel room in an attempt to recover sports memorabilia that the former American football player said had been stolen some time before. In 2008, he was convicted of armed robbery and other crimes. At the age of 61, OJ entered prison and was imprisoned for nine years in a remote Nevada prison. In 2017 he left prison.

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