5 Jul 2014

Nicole Simpson's father dies

7:23 pm on 5 July 2014

The father of Nicole Brown Simpson, the slain ex-wife of retired American football star O.J. Simpson, has died.

Louis Brown was 90.

He became a familiar face at the much-watched trial in 1995, when Simpson was accused of murdering his former wife and her friend Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles.

Simpson was acquitted.

However, Reuters reports that the 66-year-old is currently in prison.

Simpson was convicted of armed robbery in 2008 over the robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel.

Louis Brown founded the Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation after his daughter's death, to assist victims of domestic violence.