O.j. Simpson Dies Of Cancer At 76

The controversial former NFL star died of cancer, according to his family. His trial for murder in 1995 was one of the most talked-about in modern times.

The NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson died Wednesday at the age of 76 from cancer, according to his family. 

Simpson was found not guilty of murder charges in 1995, in one of the most publicized and shocking cases of the 20th century.

In a message on X, which used to be Twitter, the family said, "On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, lost his battle with cancer.

Simpson was a football star at the University of Southern California in the 1960s.

In the 1970s, he played for the Buffalo Bills and became one of the best running backs in NFL history. He went on to work as an actor, an advertising pitchman, and a radio host.

In 1994, he was caught and charged with killing Nicole Brown Simpson, his ex-wife, and Ron Goldman, her friend.

In a phone interview with NBC News on April 11, Goldman's father, Fred Goldman, said of Simpson's death, "All I can say is that it's just another reminder of Ron being gone all these years.

In a separate statement to NBC News later that same day, Fred Goldman and his daughter Kim said that hearing about Simpson's death.