Bad news came for the sports world on Thursday. Former American footballer O. J. Simpson died at the age of 76. He was battling cancer. Simpson, who was acquitted in the 1995 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, died in Las Vegas.

The family appealed for privacy

Simpson’s family members shared a post on Instagram and informed about his death. It reads, ‘On April 10, our father Orenthal James Simpson left this world while fighting a battle with cancer. They were with their children and grandchildren. At this delicate time, you are requested to respect the family’s privacy.

was fighting prostate cancer

N. F. l. He had an illustrious college career before achieving success in the U.S. (National Football League). He attended the University of Southern California and captured the Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player in 1968. He tried his hand at acting. He was known as “The Juice” for his excellent skills on the field.

According to media reports, he was suffering from prostate cancer. This is one of the most common cancers in men, which occurs in the prostate gland. It is an important part of the male reproductive system. However, it is often slow-growing and can be treated, but can be fatal if left untreated. Symptoms may include urinary problems, pain, or blood in the urine. Awareness, regular screening and active health management are important to deal with prostate cancer.