O.J. Simpson Dies At Age 76


Published on April 11 2024 11:46 am
Last Updated on April 11 2024 11:48 am

O.J. Simpson, former college and National Football League star, died Wednesday, April 10 surrounded by his family.

Orenthal James Simpson was born July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, Calif.

Simpson first gained fame as a two-time All-American halfback for the USC Trojans, setting NCAA records and winning the Heisman Trophy in 1968.

He entered the National Football League playing for the Buffalo Bills in 1969. He was nicknamed “The Juice,” Simpson topped 1,000 yards rushing over five consecutive years in 1972 to 1976, and led the NFL in that category four times.

In 1973, he became the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season.

He also was a Hollywood actor and was charged with the death of his former wife, NIcole Brown Simpson in 1992. He was acquitted on the charges of in her death and the death of her friend.

His children include Arnelle, Jason, Aaren, Justin and Sydney.

The family announced that he died Wednesday of prostate cancer.