S M Chen
7 min readApr 13, 2024

O J Simpson died this past week.

Reaction was mixed.

There has been a lack of uniform grief at his passing, as there often is in the case of the departure of an acknowledged good person from Earth.

The casual observer doesn’t know precisely what took him, but his family indicated it was some form of cancer, perhaps prostate.

Maybe that is just as well.

Despite his checkered past, he seems no less entitled to privacy than the next person, whose virtue may be above reproach.