The victims' families vow to collect a long-overdue fortune in damages from Simpson's estate.

The families of the alleged victims of O.J. Simpson have declared their intention to pursue compensation following his passing from prostate cancer.

Simpson, who died in Las Vegas at the age of 76, was acquitted in 1995 of the double murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in the highly publicized "trial of the century". However, he was later found responsible for their deaths in a civil trial two years later and was ordered to pay $33.5 million (£27 million) to the families of the victims.

Nevertheless, the former American football star managed to evade paying substantial damages, with the Goldman estate having received only approximately $123,000 thus far.

After Simpson's death was announced, David Cook, an attorney representing Fred Goldman, Ronald Goldman's father, pledged to pursue Simpson's estate for unpaid compensation. Cook estimated that, with interest, the owed amount to the family could exceed $100 million. "He died without penance," Cook stated. "We don’t know what he has, where it is, or who is in control. We will pick up where we are and keep going with it."

"He passed away without atoning," Cook remarked. "We're uncertain of his assets' whereabouts or who holds control. Nevertheless, we'll continue our pursuit without wavering."

It's believed that Simpson, whose net worth was estimated to be between $250,000 and $3 million before his death, managed to sidestep paying his debt by safeguarding a significant portion of his assets in pensions and other protected annuities.

"The initial step is to uncover the records and testimonies of the family members to confirm that the source of the equity used to obtain the real property is untainted," Mr. Cook stated. "Simpson had incoming assets, that much we know. There could very well be funds coming from the NFL, perhaps significant amounts in pension."

He further added, "Is there potential for financial recovery? Hopefully. Do I have precise details at this moment? No, but we'll ascertain that shortly. Ron Goldman is no longer with us, he was murdered. We must continue to advocate on his behalf."

In response to the news of Simpson's death, Mr. Goldman remarked that it served as "a reminder that Ron and Nicole were murdered by him."

Kim Goldman, Ron Goldman's sister, added that the death of the American football player signifies "the end of hope for true accountability."

Simpson and Brown were married for seven years after meeting when Brown was working as a waiter in Beverly Hills.

On June 12, 1994, Brown and Goldman were returning home from dinner when they were brutally stabbed to death outside Brown's residence in Brentwood, California. Although the knife was never found, police discovered a bloody glove at the crime scene.

Given prior allegations of abuse, Simpson emerged as the primary suspect in the case. However, he neglected to surrender himself to face the murder charges, resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest.

He was eventually apprehended and charged with double murder following a two-hour police car chase through the streets of southern California, a spectacle broadcast live and watched by nearly 100 million people.

Simpson proceeded to trial in November 1994, steadfastly maintaining his innocence throughout. He was acquitted in 1995.

The families of Simpson's purported victims later obtained the rights to his memoir to prevent the American football player from profiting from it.

In 2008, Simpson was found guilty of 12 counts of armed robbery and involvement in the kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel. He served nine years in prison for these charges.

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