“Good Riddance”: Former Friend Caitlyn Jenner Unsympathetic After OJ Simpson Dies at 76

Published 04/11/2024, 12:05 PM EDT

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Former NFL star and broadcaster O.J. Simpson, whose life was marked by athletic triumphs and infamy following his 1995 acquittal in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, has passed away at the age of 76 after battling prostatе cancer. The family of Simpson announced his passing on Thursday.

They revealed that he had been receiving hospice care for the past few months. In a statement shared on Simpson’s verified X account, the Simpson family expressed their grief: “On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer.” They requested privacy and grace during this difficult time. While some people expressed grief and condolences on the news of the NFL star’s passing, not everyone had something nice to say, particularly due to his criminal record.

After the death of O.J. Simpson, Caitlyn Jenner made some harsh comments. Jenner, who was once close to Simpson, expressed her sentiments to TMZ, stating, “Good riddance.” She later posted her thoughts on X. It’s noteworthy that Jenner was previously married to Kris Jenner, the ex-wife of Robert Kardashian, who famously served as Simpson’s defense attorney.


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Simpson and Kardashian had a close friendship from their days at USC. Simpson even served as the best man at Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Jenner. During Simpson’s highly publicized murder trial, Kardashian played a key role as his legal representative. Simpson had sought refuge at Kardashian’s home to evade media scrutiny during the trial, and there was speculation surrounding a bag that Kardashian was seen carrying and suspected to contain evidence related to the case. Ultimately, Simpson was acquitted of the charges against him.

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Ron Goldman’s family rеacts to O.J. Simpson’s dеath


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Since the fatal stabbing of Ronald L. Goldman outside Nicole Brown Simpson’s Brentwood home, the Goldman family has been tirelessly seeking what they perceive as justice. Reacting to Simpson’s death, Fred Goldman expressed profound grief, stating, “Today is just a further reminder of how long we have missed my son and how long he’s been gone. The only thing that is important today are the victims.”

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An attorney representing Ron Goldman’s family conveyed a sense of unresolved justice, remarking that Simpson “died without penance.” Over the decades, the Goldmans have pursued various legal avenues, including reclaiming Simpson’s memorabilia and advocating for victims’ rights within the criminal justice system. Kim Goldman, Ron’s sister, emphasized her commitment to holding Simpson accountable, referring to him simply as “the killer” and “murdering liar.”


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Amid discussions surrounding Simpson’s legacy, the primary focus remains on honoring the memories of Ron and Nicole. The passing of Simpson, whose journey from football icon to accused murderer captivated the nation, has reignited reflection on his complex legacy.

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Arunima Guchhait


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Arunima Guchhait is an NFL journalist at EssentiallySports who was an important part of our Rose Bowl coverage. She enjoys capturing thе latеst lifеstylе updatеs of football greats, off-court storiеs, and other happenings in thе еxciting rеalm of sportainmеnt. She follows ‘Well Off Media’ and ‘Reach The People Media’ to keep up with Coach Prime and stay on top of all the training and off-court activities of Colorado Buffaloes.
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