The name Aaren Simpson may not sound as popular as that of her father O. J. Simpson, probably because he was silenced long before he could be heard. O.J. Simpson or Juicy is a name that many of us can certainly identify, if not for the right reasons, then at least for the wrong ones.
He has been in the news for as long as many of us can actually remember. Simpson made the headlines not only as a well-known NFL player, broadcaster, and actor but also as a parolee armed robber and kidnapper.
O.J., whose career was blossoming, was about to hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. First, he was linked to the murder of his second wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her boyfriend Ron Goldman. Brown and O.J. began dating while he was still married to Marguerite. After his divorce in 1979, they married in 1985, and in the same year they adopted their first child, Sydney, and three years later they had a son (Justin).
Their marriage soon began to tremble as O.J. was not only unfaithful but also abusive. In 1992 Nicole filed for divorce after years of both physical and emotional abuse. She was later found dead outside her Los Angeles home on June 13, 1994, along with her boyfriend Ron Goldman.
An autopsy would later reveal that Nicole had been stabbed seven times in the neck and scalp, inflicting a 140 mm long wound on her neck. O.J. Simpson was later arrested and charged with her murder in court but was found not guilty. He was later arrested and sentenced to a reduced sentence of thirty-three years, but this time not for murder but for kidnapping and armed robbery. However, he was released on probation in 2017.
After Nicole’s murder trials, the whole world heard about Sydney and Justin (Simpson’s children with Nicole) because they were all over the news, but not many knew about his other children with his first wife – Marguerite.
Facts About Aaren Simpson
Aaren Simpson was one of three children born to the former NFL player through his first wife, Marguerite L. Whitley. Unfortunately, the world never learned more about little Aaren or what would have become of her as her life was cut short at the age of two following a tragic accident that occurred on that fateful day in August 1979.
Aaren was born on 24 September 1977 as Aaren Lashone Simpson to Orenthal James (popularly known as “O. J.” Simpson) and his first wife Marguerite. The couple married on 24 June 1967 and had two other children before Aaren – Arnelle L. Simpson (born 1968) and Jason L. Simpson (born 1970). Unfortunately, the couple separated in early 1979.
Apart from her, Arnelle and Jason, Aaren has two stepbrothers and stepsisters – Sydney Brooke Simpson and Justin Ryan Simpson, who is the result of her father’s marriage to wife number two – Nicole Brown.
How did Aaren Simpson die? What, killed her? Here are the facts.
There’s not so much information on Aaren Simpson, considering she died at a fairly early age, but there are details of how she died and what killed her.
Little Aaren died after drowning in the family swimming pool, less than a month before her second birthday. According to a St. Petersburg Times report, she fell into a swimming pool on August 18, 1979.
Paramedics responded to a call to the athlete’s house and found her lying lifeless by the pool. After several attempts, they managed to revive her by CPR, then she was put on life support and taken to UCLA Medical Center, where she remained in a coma until her death on August 26, 1979. The cause of death was listed as “respiratory failure”.
Her death came at such a difficult time for the family, who were going through the pain of divorce. For her funeral, the family held a private memorial service attended only by close family members and relatives and asked that donations be made in Aaren’s name and sent to UCLA’s Cancer Research Center in lieu of flowers.
Her father, O.J. Simpson, made a statement at the time, thanking everyone across the country for their kind gestures, prayers, cards, phone calls, and good wishes that had been sent to the family during the mourning period, as he felt they “supported our family.