O.J. Simpson Dies From Cancer At Age 76

O.J. Simpson attends his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center July 20, 2017 in Lovelock, Nevada. Simpson is serving a nine to 33 year prison term for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction. (Photo by Jason Bean-Pool/Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
7:53 AM – Thursday, April 11, 2024

O.J. Simpson, whose real name is Orenthal James Simpson, has passed away at the age of 76 from cancer.


In early February, Simpson had been undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Thursday, his family broke the news of his death.

“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,” the family wrote on X.

UPDATE: Top date corrected – 2023 date was changed to 2024.

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