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What happened to O. J. Simpson? Cause of Dead and Religion

A former American football player, actor, and broadcaster, O.J. Simpson passed away on April 10, 2024, at the age of 76 fighting prostate cancer.

O.J. Simpson was best known for his time with the Buffalo Bills where he spent 11 seasons and was regarded as one of the greatest running backs of all time.

However, the former successful footballer was overshadowed after being into controversial acquittal for the murders of his former wife Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman in 1994.

Similarly, Simpson was also arrested for the charge of armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2007. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison with at least 9 years without parole.

Well, the former successful footballer, actor, and broadcaster, people are curious regarding the cause of O.J. Simpson death and personal life.

O.J. Simpson Bio

Full Name Orenthal James Simpson
Date of Birth July 9, 1947
Birthplace San Francisco, California, United States
Died April 10, 2024 (aged 76)
Occupation Football player, Actor, Broadcaster
Parents Father: Jimmy Lee Simpson
Mother: Eunice
Siblings Carmelita Jackson
Melvin Leon Simpson
Shirley Baker
Height 6 feet 1 inch
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African-American
Spouses Marguerite Whitley (m. 1967, div. 1979)
Nicole Brown Simpson (m. 1985, div. 1992)
Children 5

Who was O.J. Simpson? Age and Parents

Orenthal James Simpson aka, O.J. Simpson was born on July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California, United States.

He was born to his father, Jimmy Lee Simpson, and his mother, Eunice. His father was an employee of the Federal Reserve Bank while his mother was a hospital administrator.

His father who was also known as a drag queen in the San Francisco Bay Area died of AIDS in 1986. His parents were separated in 1952 and was raised by his mother along with his sister.

O.J. Simpson Ethnicity and Religion

Born and raised in San Francisco, California, O.J. Simpson holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnic group of African Americans.

As per his religious beliefs, O.J. Simpson believed in and followed the Christian religion.

What happened to O.J. Simpson? Cause of Death

O.J. Simpson died on April 10, 2024, at the age of 76. According to the reports, Simpson died of prostate cancer which was diagnosed in May 2023, and was confident that he would beat the cancer.

Sadly, in February 2024, Simpson was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer and lost the battle against the cancer on April 10.

O.J. Simpson History of Violent Activities

Simpson had a long history of involving in criminal activities and was sentenced a couple of times. In 1994, Simpson was arrested and charged with killing Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman in Brentwood, Los Angeles.

However, after fighting the trial with the defense counsel team including, Johnnie Cochran, Robert Kardashian, Robert Shapiro, and F. Lee Bailey. Marcia Clark, the verdict came as “not guilty” for the murders.

Similarly, Simpson was arrested along with three other men in September 2007 with the charge of multiple felony counts including criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, and robbery, with a deadly weapon.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who was O.J. Simpson?

O.J. Simpson was a former professional football player, actor, and broadcaster.

How did O.J. Simpson die?

O.J. Simpson died of prostate cancer on April 10, 2024.

Why was O.J. Simpson sentenced to 33 years with possible parole after nine years?

O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years with possible parole after nine years for the charge of armed robbery and kidnapping case.


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