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O.J. Simpson Passes Away From Cancer at the Age 0f 76

Liam Saranich | News Editor

Orenthal James Simpson—nick-named “The Juice”—was a college football legend, breaking many records before becoming a very famous NFL star. After the NFL, he extended his fame by becoming a news sportscaster, a movie and television star, and a corporate spokesperson, most notably for Hertz rental cars. Later in his life, O.J. became the central figure in one of the most televised trials of the 20th century, where he was found innocent, and on April 10th, 2024, passed away from cancer at the age of 76.  

Back in May 2023, Simpson (then 75) posted a video on his X (formerly known as Twitter), revealing that he recently, “caught cancer” and “had to do the whole chemo thing.” He had also said, “It looks like I beat it.” Throughout this time, Simpson never specified the nature of what type of cancer he had. 

In February 2024, a Las Vegas television station reported that Simpson was once again undergoing treatment for an unspecified form of cancer. Simpson himself posted a video on X that same day, denying any rumors of him being in hospice care; however, he neither confirmed nor denied any reports claiming that he was ill. Two days later, in another video posted to X, he thanked the people that had reached out to him, adding, “My health is good. I mean, obviously I’m dealing with some issues, but I think I’m just over it.” 

The day following his passing, O.J. Simpson’s family made an announcement on his personal X account about his battle with cancer: “On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.” 



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