Tuesday, May 28, 2024

OJ Simpson Dead at 76, 30 Years After Killing Ex Wife and Friend

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OJ Simpson is dead at age 76.

Thirty years ago he killed his ex wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman. He was acquitted in a carnival of a criminal trial but found guilty in a civil trial.

Simpson exits this world without ever paying the $31 million judgement against him. The case was called The Trial of the Century.

The former Buffalo Bills star wound up in prison later on other criminal charges.

That he’s died of cancer is not surprising. When I covered his trial in 1994, it was clear Simpson was living on steroids.

Rest in peace? Not this one.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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