Final Images Show OJ Simpson Frail Before Passing Away at 76 from Cancer

 

OJ Simpson looked frail as he walked with a cane in the last photos of the infamous ex-NFL player before his death.

Simpson died at age 76 on April 10 after he revealed in February that he’d been diagnosed with cancer.

OJ Simpson walked with a cane in the final photos before his death8

OJ Simpson walked with a cane in the final photos before his deathCredit: BackGrid

Simpson looked frail while being helped out of his vehicle on January 228

Simpson looked frail while being helped out of his vehicle on January 22Credit: BackGrid

“On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer,” the Simpson family announced on his X account.

“He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

“During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.”

Simpson didn’t make many public appearances in the later stage of his life, with his last photos being taken in Las Vegas on January 22.

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The former Buffalo Bills running back looked frail in his final appearance, walking with a cane.

He looked inconspicuous, covering up with a ballcap and a Las Vegas Golden Knights jacket.

Simpson was seen being helped out of the passenger seat of his car by his assistant before taking to the streets of Las Vegas.

He was seen earlier in January, once again using a cane to walk, and had an apparent limp before his cancer diagnosis was revealed.

Simpson was seen as far back as October of 2023 in videos where he looked frail and unhealthy, but he continued to maintain that he was doing alright.

The former NFL MVP was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and denied rumors of being in hospice care on X.

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“Hospice?! Hospice?! You talking about Hospice?” he said in a video on February 9.

“No, I’m not in any hospice. I don’t know who put that out there, but whoever put that out there, I guess, it’s like the Donald said, ‘You can’t trust the media.'”

His most recent post before his death was on February 11, when he shared a video about the Super Bowl.

He sat in a chair by his pool and looked to be in good spirits as he thanked fans for their support and insisted that he was still OK despite his health issues.

OJ Simpson’s football career

After starring in college for the University of Southern California in 1967 and 1968, he was drafted No.1 overall by the Bills in 1969.

Simpson spent nine of his 11 seasons in western New York and was named NFL MVP in 1973.

He was also a five-time Pro Bowler and led the league in rushing four times.

The former running back had two seasons with the 49ers before retiring in 1979.

Simpson scored 75 touchdowns during his career – 61 rushing and 14 receiving.

Simpson was a decorated athlete, playing 11 seasons in the NFL after being drafted in 1969.

He quickly became a star in the league, winning MVP in 1973.

Simpson was never able to capture a Super Bowl though, and retired from the league with six Pro Bowl selections, five All-Pro nods, and one MVP league.

He is perhaps more known for the so-called Trial of the Century after he was arrested for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

Nicole and Ron were found stabbed to death on June 12, 1994.

OJ infamously led the Los Angeles Police Department on a low-speed chase in his white Ford Bronco on June 17, 1994, after he failed to turn himself in that morning.

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The chase was heavily televised by several media outlets.

Simpson was acquitted of the crimes, but the trial forever tarnished his image and accolades on the football field.

Simpson walked with a cane in the streets of Las Vegas during his most recent sighting8

Simpson walked with a cane in the streets of Las Vegas during his most recent sightingCredit: BackGrid

OJ said he was in good health in a video shared on February 11, two months before his death8

OJ said he was in good health in a video shared on February 11, two months before his deathCredit: X/ therealOJ32

He shared a video on February 9 shutting down claims that he was in hospice care8

He shared a video on February 9 shutting down claims that he was in hospice careCredit: X/TheRealOJ32

Simpson was spotted in November 2023 without his cane8

Simpson was spotted in November 2023 without his caneCredit: Splash

OJ is seen in another video he shared on X on February 2 as he mourned Carl Weathers8

OJ is seen in another video he shared on X on February 2 as he mourned Carl WeathersCredit: X/TheRealOJ32

He seemed to be in great spirits in most of his videos from this year, including one on January 288

He seemed to be in great spirits in most of his videos from this year, including one on January 28Credit: X/TheRealOJ32

Inside OJ Simpson’s infamous police car chase

Two days prior, his wife Nicole Brown, 35, and her friend Ron Goldman, 25, were found brutally stabbed to death outside her Los Angeles condo.

After gathering evidence from the scene, including bloody murder gloves, police filed charges against Simpson, and he was scheduled to turn himself in at 11 am on the 17th.

However, he failed to show up at the police station, and officials started looking for him.

Simpson’s defense attorney Ben Shapiro gave detectives the address where he had been lying low, but responding officers found that he ran away.

The former NFL superstar was declared a fugitive and a massive search was launched for him and his friend Al Cowlings, who he had run away with.

Hours after the search was launched, Simpson called 911 from his cell phone while driving his white Ford Bronco, allowing police to track down his location.

At around 6 pm local time, the low-speed chase started and continued down the I-5 Freeway in Orange County, California.

The chase was live-streamed by news outlets and horrified viewers across the nation were glued to their television screens to see what happened next.

Domino’s Pizza had its best day ever as families were too busy watching to make any dinner.

By 9 pm that same day, Simpson led cops to his Brentwood estate.

After a tense standoff, he turned himself in, and he was taken to the Los Angeles County Jail.

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