For any parent, losing a kid is difficult, and O.J. Simpson is no different. The passing of Aaren Simpson, who is now 73, is the most upsetting reason the man has ever made headlines. He has a criminal record.
Who is Aaren Simpson?
O.J. and Marguerite Whitley, his first wife, had Aaren Simpson as their last child. They exchanged vows on June 24, 1967. They were fairly newlyweds when they tied the knot. Simpson attended the University of San Francisco as a 19-year-old student.
The first wife of O.J. Simpson was a housewife. Arnelle Simpson, the couple’s first child, was born in 1968 while Jason Simpson, their second child, arrived in 1970. Aaren, their final child, was born on September 24, 1977, in California, United States.
OJ Simpson and Aaren Simpson’s romance ended quickly. A tragic incident occurred, taking Aaren’s life just as the tiny, lovely girl was taking her first steps. There is not much information available about her life before she passed away.
However, Aaren was born at the height of her father’s success in the NFL, so it’s possible that she and her siblings had a life of luxury. In 1979, OJ gave up playing football professionally.
What happened to Aaren Simpson?
The family, as well as the rest of the world, were shocked by Aaren Simpson’s cause of death. She was strolling around their house when OJ Simpson’s toddler drowned in the family pool. Soon after, her relatives discovered her, but she was unconscious. They phoned the medical professionals right away, and they were able to revive her after conducting CPR.
The University of California Medical Centre (UCLA) in Los Angeles would then be hurriedly reached by Baby Aaren. She was placed on life support at the facility where she spent a few days in a coma. Sadly, the tiny angel’s respiratory problems caused him to die a few days later. On August 26, 1979, a few days before her second birthday, Aaren’s curtains closed.
Aaren Simpson was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles, after a private memorial ceremony that close family and friends attended. Donations towards this tragedy were all channelled towards UCLA in Aaren’s name. Today, she would be in her forties.
O.J Simpson’s marriage life
The first union of OJ Simpson and Marguerite lasted 11 years. However, the couple split in March 1979, only months before losing their last child, a daughter. However, they collaborated to plan the funeral service.
Nicole Brown and O.J. first met in 1977 during the course of O.J. In February 1985, the couple were married and had Justin and Sydney as children. This union persisted until Nicole requested a divorce in 1992. She had reported about Simpson’s physical abuse to her pals.
Two years later, outside Nicole’s Los Angeles home, Ronald Goldman, a close friend of Nicole, was stabbed to death. The main suspect in this case was O.J. He was detained and brought to court on both counts. Later, in 1995, the criminal court cleared him in a proceeding that was broadcast to around 150 million people.
Goldman’s family tool the case for a civil trial, and in February 1997, O.J was found liable for the deaths of Brown Simpson and Goldman. He was ordered to pay their families $33.5 million in damages. He has also faced charges of road-rage, armed robbery and kidnapping.
On the other hand, Marguerite married Rudolph Lewis in 1986, a relationship that lasted until 1991. She later married Anthony Thomas a year later, and it is unknown whether the two are still together.
The Simpson family has been in the limelight for all sorts of reasons. Having lost Aaren Simpson at an early age, it is no doubt that the incident left the family with an indelible scar. O.J’s children are now grown up and are leading their lives, and are independent of their father’s societal misgivings.
After graduating from high school, Zack’s daughter enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College. She was quite active in charitable activity. She died in March 2017 at the age of 20. The circumstances behind her tragic demise have not been discussed by the family. However, a medical assessment revealed that she had been experiencing depression and was under the influence of alcohol.