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O.J. Simpson has died at the age of 76, his family says

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O.J. Simpson has died at the age of 76, his family says

Former American footballer O.J. Simpson has died at the age of 76, according to reports.

In a statement on X, his family said: "On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer.

"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 was tried for murder in October 1995, in what was dubbed the "trial of the century". He was found not guilty of murdering two people.

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