BREAKING: OJ Simpson Dies Of Cancer At Age 76

Los Angeles’s ABC affiliate reports:

Orenthal James Simpson, also known as O.J. Simpson, has died, ABC News has confirmed. He was 76 years old. His family announced that he passed away on Wednesday after battling cancer.

He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren, the family said. “During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace,” the Simpson family said in a statement.

The former football great was famously accused of and ultimately acquitted in the brutal 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend.

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