Former NFL Star O.J. Simpson Dies at 76

Former NFL star O.J. Simpson has passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer, his family confirmed on Wed. Simpson, known for his career as a running back in the NFL, became a household name during his highly publicized murder trial in the 1990s.

Simpson, who had been receiving treatment for prostate cancer in Las Vegas, had a tumultuous personal life that included allegations of spousal abuse by his second wife, Nicole Brown. The murder of Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman, in 1994 led to Simpson’s arrest and subsequent media sensation of a trial.

Despite being found not guilty in the murder trial, Simpson was ordered to pay millions in restitution to the families of the victims through civil proceedings. The auctioning of Simpson’s personal belongings, including his Heisman Trophy, helped to fulfill this financial obligation.

O.J. Simpson’s death reignites discussions about his murder trial and the lasting impact it had on the nation. While his legal fate may have been determined, the controversy and public interest surrounding the case have cemented Simpson’s place in American history.