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OJ Simpson dies aged 76

"It's no great loss to the world," wrote the father of one of the victims.
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OJ Simpson, the former American footballer at the centre of a double-murder trial, has died aged 76.

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The news was announced via a statement from his family which read:

“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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OJ Simpson has died aged 76. (Credit: Getty)

Last year, Simpson announced he had been diagnosed with cancer, then in February revealed that he was undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer.

After initially being acquitted in the 1995 trial for the murder of his former wife and her friend, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, Simpson was then found responsible for their deaths in a civil lawsuit. Later he was imprisoned for kidnapping and armed robbery.

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Simpson was found responsible for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend in a civil lawsuit. (Credit: Getty)

Ronald Goldman’s father Fred shared his thoughts following the news of Simpson’s death, saying it was “no great loss”.

“The only thing I have to say is it’s just further reminder of Ron being gone all these years,” he told NBC news.

“It’s no great loss to the world. It’s a further reminder of Ron’s being gone.”

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Simpson was represented by lawyer Robert Kardashian. (Credit: Getty)

Caitlyn Jenner, whose ex-wife Kris Jenner was once married to the lawyer  who defended Simpson in court, Robert Kardashian, wrote “Good riddance” on X (formerly Twitter). 

Former American basketballer Magic Johnson wrote that he and his family were praying for OJ Simpson’s children and grandchildren following his passing.

“I know this is a difficult time,” he wrote.

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