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The former football star suffered from cancer: the murder trial made him world famous: OJ Simpson is dead

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OJ Simpson has died, according to US broadcaster TMZ. The former football star became world famous after a murder trial in the 1990s. Simpson has died at the age of 76 as a result of his cancer.

In February of this year it was revealed that Simpson had prostate cancer. The former soccer star is said to have gotten worse and worse in recent months. On April 10, Simpson died of complications from cancer at the age of 76, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. The family announced this on X. Simpson's lawyer also confirmed the news to the online portal “TMZ.”

Simpson became known worldwide for his 1994 trial, in which he was accused of murdering his ex-wife and her new boyfriend. In a spectacular trial broadcast live on television for eight months, the soccer star was acquitted in 1995.

Simpson remained in prison until 2021

Just a few years ago, OJ Simpson was in prison for robbery and assault. He was released early from parole in December 2021. He was originally sentenced to up to 33 years in prison in 2008 for armed robbery and assault.

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