Ron Goldman’s Father Fred Breaks His Silence on OJ Simpson’s Cancer Death: ‘It’s a Reminder My Son Was Murdered by Him’

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Ron Goldman’s Father Fred Breaks His Silence on OJ Simpson’s Cancer Death: ‘It’s a Reminder My Son Was Murdered by Him’

Ron Goldman’s father has broken his silence following the death of OJ Simpson – as he claimed the NFL legend’s passing was a “further reminder of the loss of my son”.

Fred Goldman spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com after the famous murder suspect died aged 76 following a short battle with prostate cancer.

Simpson became one of America’s most infamous figures after being charged with the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron in 1994 – before being found civilly liable for their deaths.

Fred has now spoken out after the former athlete passed away surrounded by family at his Las Vegas home on Wednesday evening.

Ron Goldman’s father Fred has broken his silence following the death of OJ Simpson – as he claimed it was a ‘further reminder of the loss of my son’.

Simpson (pictured during his 1995 trial) became one of America's most infamous figures after being accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994.

Simpson (pictured during his 1995 trial) became one of America’s most infamous figures after being accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994.

“His death reminds us that Ron and Nicole were murdered by him. I’m not going to react to my thoughts on his death,” Fred said.

“The only thing I have to say today is that it’s another reminder of the loss of my son Ron,” Fred told DailyMail.com.

“It’s yet another reminder of my son’s murder and a reminder of the many years we missed Ron.

“His death reminds us that Ron and Nicole were murdered by him. I’m not going to react to my thoughts on his death.

He concluded: “I have nothing to say about him. My response will not be about OJ’s death but about the loss of my son’s life because of him.

‘Thank you for calling. That’s the only thing I have to say.

Despite a successful NFL career, Simpson was best known for his acquittal following his highly publicized 1995 murder trial, dubbed the “trial of the century.”

He was charged in the deaths of Brown and Goldman, who were found brutally stabbed to death outside his Los Angeles home.

The circumstances of his arrest were equally salacious, with Simpson leading the cops on a low-speed chase after failing to surrender.

OJ Simpson pictured in a photo after his arrest in Los Angeles, California in June 1994

OJ Simpson pictured in a photo after his arrest in Los Angeles, California in June 1994

Simpson's arrest was as sensational as his trial after he led police on a 90-minute low-speed chase through Southern California after failing to surrender.

Simpson’s arrest was as sensational as his trial after he led police on a 90-minute low-speed chase through Southern California after failing to surrender.

Millions watched the 90-minute chase of Simpson’s white Bronco through Southern California, before his eventual arrest in Brentwood.

At trial, prosecutors argued that Simpson was linked to the crime scene through forensic evidence, but he was ultimately freed, with jurors voting to acquit him.

After being acquitted, Simpson was found civilly liable for the murders and was later forced to pay $33.5 million in damages to the victims’ families.

He faced further legal trouble when he was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison for armed robbery in Nevada in 2008.

Commentators at the time agreed that Kardashian’s defense relied heavily on the LAPD’s historical anger over racial bias.

A decade later, still in the shadow of the wrongful death judgment in California, Simpson found himself in court for armed robbery.

Imprisoned at age 61, he served nine years in a remote northern Nevada prison, including a job as a janitor at a gymnasium. He was not contrite when he was released on parole in October 2017.

The parole board heard him insist once again that he was only trying to recover sports memorabilia and family heirlooms that were stolen from him after his criminal trial in Los Angeles.

“I’ve pretty much lived a conflict-free life, you know,” said Simpson, whose parole ended at the end of 2021.

The public’s fascination with Simpson has never faded. Many wondered if he was punished in Las Vegas for his acquittal in Los Angeles.

His sporting and cinematic fame will be eclipsed by his arrest for the murders of Brown and Goldman.  Pictured: Simpson in Los Angeles Superior Court in December 1994

His sporting and cinematic fame will be eclipsed by his arrest for the murders of Brown and Goldman. Pictured: Simpson in Los Angeles Superior Court in December 1994

Simpson rose to prominence as a running back who played 11 seasons, including nine with the Buffalo Bills.

Simpson rose to prominence as a running back who played 11 seasons, including nine with the Buffalo Bills.

In 2016, he was the subject of an FX miniseries and a five-part ESPN documentary.

“I don’t think most Americans believe I did it,” Simpson told the New York Times in 1995, a week after a jury determined he did not kill Brown and Goldman. “I have received thousands of letters and telegrams from people who support me.”

Twelve years later, following a wave of public outrage, Rupert Murdoch canceled a planned book by News Corp-owned HarperCollins in which Simpson offered his hypothetical account of the murders. It was to be called “If I Did It.”

His death was announced in a post shared on his official X account by his family said: “On April 10, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer.

“He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, her family asks that you respect their wishes for privacy and grace. ‘The Simpson family.’

His death comes two months after it was announced he was battling prostate cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.

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