OJ Simpson Dies of Cancer at 76

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James Lasher

After a long and drawn out battle with prostate cancer, the infamous O.J. Simpson passed away at the age of 76.

As reported by TMZ, “The former NFL great—who stood trial for the double-murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, in the ’90s, only to be acquitted—passed away Wednesday in Las Vegas … according to his family.”

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After a prolific career in the NFL and collecting a Heisman in 1968 during his years at USC, the football star found himself in the courtroom for one of the most shocking and divisive court cases in American history which helped shape the 1990s and was labeled “The Trial of the Century.”

Simpson would eventually find himself in jail after breaking into a Las Vegas hotel to allegedly recover sports memorabilia that he claimed was stolen from him. He was released from prison in 2017.

Following his release, Simpson made a pledge that his Christian faith would play a greater role moving forward.

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“I’ve realized in my nine years here that I was a good person, but I could have been a better Christian. My commitment to change is to be a better Christian,” Simpson said after he was granted parole.

In the wake of O.J. Simpson’s death, the world reflects on a life marked by highs and lows. From football stardom to a sensational trial, his journey was a whirlwind of triumphs and tragedies. Despite the chaos, there’s hope that he found peace with God before his passing, bringing closure to a turbulent chapter.

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James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.

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