O.J. Simpson Cause of Death Released by His Attorney

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An attorney for O.J. Simpson has released the late NFL star and actor’s official cause of death.

Malcolm LaVergne told TMZ on Friday, April 26, he obtained the death certificate for Simpson and confirmed he died from prostate cancer.

The controversial football legend passed away in Las Vegas on April 10, after spending several months in hospice care. He was 76.

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Following his death, Simpson’s family released a statement saying he died “surrounded by his children and grandchildren.”

The fallen sports hero revealed he had cancer in a video he posted on X, formerly Twitter, in May 2023.

“I unfortunately caught cancer, so I had to do the whole chemo thing,” he said in the video, without giving specifics on the type of cancer he had. Several media outlets later reported he was suffering from prostate cancer.

Nicknamed “The Juice,” Simpson played football for the USC Trojans and was a star college athlete. He won the Heisman Trophy as a senior and was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 1969 NFL draft.

He played in the league for 11 seasons, and is regarded as one of the greatest running backs of all time.

After retiring, he segued into work as a sportscaster, an actor with dozens of credits on films and TV shows, and a pitchman for Hertz rental cars.

But the beloved athlete became a pariah when he was accused of killing his former wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.

On June 12, 1994, Nicole and Ron were brutally stabbed to death outside her home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Simpson was charged, and later acquitted of the murders in October 1995. Although he was found liable for both killings in a civil lawsuit in 1997.

He was arrested in 2007 after leading a group of men into a Las Vegas hotel and casino at gunpoint, to take what he said was his own stolen sports memorabilia.

A jury found him guilty and he spent nine years behind bars in Nevada before being released in 2017.

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