OJ Simpson Passes Away At 76

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O.J. Simpson Granted Parole At Hearing
LOVELOCK, NV - JULY 20: 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)
Simpson had been undergoing chemotherapy.

OJ Simpson was an incredibly controversial figure. Of course, this was due to the double-murder case he found himself involved in back in the 90s. Overall, he beat the case. However, many presumed that he was guilty, regardless. He eventually served prison time for another incident throughout the late 2000s and early 2010s but was eventually released. Since that time, he had been spending his time on Twitter, talking about things like fantasy football and politics. On Wednesday, he died at the age of 76.

Simpson had been diagnosed with prostate cancer a few months ago and was undergoing chemotherapy. However, he succumbed to the illness. In a statement on his Twitter account, it was revealed by the family that they were all around him when he passed. This statement was shared just moments ago. At the time of writing this, there are few details about how his disease progressed, or when things took a turn for the worse. For months, Simpson had mostly been keeping his battle private.

Family Of OJ Simpson Speaks

"On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren," the statement read. "During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace. -The Simpson Family." Following his passing, a discussion about his life will most certainly take place. After all, there are a lot of people who probably have conflicting feelings about this news.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.