OJ Simpson, former American football star, is dead!

11 April 2024 / Jerome Goulon

Former American football star OJ Simpson died this Wednesday at the age of 76, after battling cancer. The family announced it this Thursday on social networks via a press release indicating: “On April 10, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, died in 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. »

In addition to his sporting career, OJ Simpson hit the headlines in a tragic news story. Accused in 1994 of having killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her lover, Ronald Goldman, the American star was the subject of a highly publicized trial, called "the trial of the century", which ultimately resulted in a no -place on October 3, 1995.

Subsequently, OJ Simpson's life was marked by other legal cases. Arrested in 2007 in Las Vegas for armed robbery, kidnapping and assault of two dealers in collectibles, he was sentenced in 2008 to 33 years in prison for twelve counts, including kidnapping and theft at gunpoint. After 9 years in prison, OJ Simpson was finally released on October 1, 2017, with one of the victims declaring: “It's time to give him a second chance. It's time for him to go home to his family, his friends. This is a man who made a mistake. »

The ex-champion who became one of the most controversial figures in America was therefore able to enjoy an unexpected freedom for 7 years, before finally succumbing to cancer at the age of 76.