Public figure O.J. Simpson passed away at age 76 from cancer

O.J. Simpson, a figure synonymous with one of the most infamous trials in American history, has succumbed to cancer after a prolonged battle.

The former NFL star, famously tried for the double-murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, in the ’90s, passed away on Wednesday in Las Vegas, as confirmed by his family.

According to reports, O.J. had been contending with prostate cancer in recent years, and his health had been in decline, leading to his hospice care in the final months.

Speculation about O.J.’s cancer diagnosis initially emerged in February through local sources, although specifics remained elusive. At the time, he neither confirmed nor denied being in hospice but refrained from directly addressing the cancer reports.

Adding to the intrigue was a video O.J. shared on X in 2023, where he hinted at battling cancer, mentioning having “caught” some form of the disease but implying that he had overcome it. However, the cancer resurfaced, ultimately claiming his life about a year later.

In the days preceding his passing, O.J. appeared increasingly frail, notably seen using a cane during an outing in January.

His final social media post featured a video discussing Super Bowl LVIII, expressing support for his former team, the San Francisco 49ers, and radiating positivity while seated in a backyard. He seemed to be in good spirits at the time.

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