Aaren Simpson- Daughter of OJ Simpson, who died a tragic death

Who is Aaren Simpson?

Aaren Simpson is the daughter of OJ Simpson and Marguerite L Whitely. 

Marguerite is the first wife of OJ. Sadly Aaren lost her life when she was a toddler. She was only one year and eleven months old.

Reports say Aaren died in a swimming pool at her home in California.

In this article, we will tell you about the beautiful daughter of OJ, Aaren Simpson, and disclose other information.

Aaren Simpson bio, relationships, career and net worth
Aaren Simpson Biography

Quick facts

Full NameAaren Simpson
Also known as Aaren Lashone Simpson
BirthdaySeptember 24, 1977
AgeOne year and eleven months
DeathAugust 26, 1979
Cause of deathRespiratory Failure
Sun signLibra
TraitsPositive: Balanced, kind, and caring
Negative: Indecisive, attention seekers, and controlling
BirthplaceCalifornia, USA
Currently residingNot applicable
ParentsOJ Simpson (father)
Marguerite L. Whitley (mother)
GrandparentsJimmy Lee Simpson (grandfather)
Eunice Simpson (grandmother)
SiblingsArnelle L. Simpson (sister)
Jason L. Simpson (brother)
Marital statusNot applicable
SpouseNot applicable
ChildrenNot applicable
ProfessionNot applicable
Net worthNot applicable
Social mediaNot applicable

Early life

Aaren simpson family photo

Aaren Lashone Simpson was born in California, USA, on September 24th, 1977. She is the daughter of Orenthal James Simpson and Marguerite L. Whitley.

Aaren was the youngest daughter among her two siblings in the Simpson family. She has an elder sister named Arnelle Simpson and an elder brother named Jason Simpson.

The youngest daughter of the two spent most of her days in California with her two siblings. Due to her father’s fame, Aaren reportedly lived a comfortable and luxurious life.

Furthermore, she was very much adored by her parents and siblings, being the youngest. Several sources also claim that Aaren was quite an active and adventurous kid.

Aaren Simpson was an American by nationality. Both of her parents are from an African American background. Since her birthday is September 24th, her sun sign lies under Libra.

People know Libras to have friendly and diplomatic personalities. Furthermore, they are also known to have warm and caring characteristics.

Related: Read about OJ Simpson’s son Jason Simpson.


Aaren simpson with her family father OJ simpson
OJ Simpson with his family

O.J. Simpson (father)

Aaren Simpson’s father, Orenthal James Simpson, was born in San Francisco, US, on July 9th, 1947. Her grandparents from her father’s side were Eunice Simpson, along with Jimmy Simpson.

Eunice worked as a hospital administrator, and Jimmy was a chef and a bank custodian. Aaren also had an uncle from her father’s side named Melvin Leon Simpson. Her two aunts are Carmelita Simpson Jackson and Shirley Simpson Baker.

Aaren’s father, mainly known as OJ Simpson, is a former American football player. He is also a commentator and actor.

After graduating from Galileo High School, he joined the University of Southern California. According to reports, OJ had received an athletic scholarship from USC. There he played as a running back for the university’s football team.

After University, OJ Simpson had a record-breaking career in football. He played for the Buffalo Bills in National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. Due to his exceptional football skills, he held several records talked about now.

Apart from his football career, Simpson also had a successful career as an actor. He appeared in all three franchises of ‘The Naked Gun.’ Simpson also starred in movies like ‘The Cassandra Crossing’ and ‘Capricorn One.’

Read about the biography of OJ Simpson and the famous murder trial

Simpson retired from his football career the same year Aaren died in 1979.

His final NFL game took place on December 16th, 1979. His team had lost the game with ‘Atlanta Falcons at Atlanta-Fulton-County Stadium.

After his retirement, OJ worked as a football broadcaster and continued acting. He mainly served as a commentator for The NFL on NBC and Monday Night Football. Likewise, he also hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in its third season.

Marguerite L. Whitley (mother)

Aaren’s mother, Marguerite L. Whitley, was born on March 20th, 1949, in Los Angeles, California, US. She was entirely private about her life, even during her relationship with Simpson.

Several sources claim that she was a homemaker who used most of her time raising her children. Even at the conviction of her ex-husband, she never spoke publicly on the topic.

Regardless of her private nature, she was present beside her children at every court hearing.


Aaren’s parents were high-school sweethearts while studying at Galileo High School. But, before their relationship, Marguerite was dating OJ’s best friend, Al ‘AC’ Cowlings.

Sources claim Simpson met Whitley when Al Cowlings asked him to talk to his girlfriend. Cowlings asked OJ to speak to Marguerite as they were having some relationship issues.

But, instead of sorting the subject, both OJ and Marguerite fell for each other. The incident then led Marguerite to break up with Cowlings so that she could date Simpson.

After that, the couple dated and tied the knot when they were only 19 years old in 1967. During the time, OJ was still a freshman at USC.

After one year of their marriage, the pair welcomed their first child, Arnelle, in 1968. They had a son named Jason in 1970. On the other hand, Aaren was born nine years after her elder brother.

Related: Read about Aaren’s mother, Marguerite’s ex-boyfriend Al Cowlings.

Divorce of parents of Aaren Simpson

Several problems had started to emerge in OJ and Marguerite’s relationship. Sources claim that the issues arose due to OJ’s popularity and infidelity.

Simpson revealed to a magazine that his growing status was the problem in his marriage. Whitley claimed that her then-husband was a beast and a horrible person to Look Magazine in 1968.

Sources claimed that there were calls made to the police about domestic disturbance and violence at the Simpson home in West LA. However, both OJ and Marguerite claim that they had no violent issues.

Furthermore, in January 1995, in an interview with Barbara Walters, Marguerite said, “If he (OJ) did hit me, he would have gotten a frying pan upside the head. There is no way I would have let that happen to me.”

But Whitley did admit that she was aware of Simpson’s infidelities in the interview.

In 1979, five months before her death, Aaren’s parents finally finalized the divorce. Marguerite had gotten their family home and children’s custody with $26k as settlement.

After the death of Aaren Simpson and the end of their marriage, OJ went on to marry his late ex-wife, Nicole Brown.

In contrast, Marguerite Whitley first married a transit supervisor named Rudolph Lewis. Then, she married a furniture sales representative named Anthony Thomas.

How did Aaren Simpson die?

Aaren had reportedly died from falling and drowning in the family pool. The accident took place only a few weeks before her second birthday.

During the unfortunate event, she was alone. Aaren was later found unconscious by her mother, Marguerite Whitley. According to reports, Whitley had called paramedics as soon as she saw Aaren floating lifeless in the pool.

The Simpson family had a sense of hope if the paramedics could revive Aaron by performing CPR.

They put her on life support and rushed her to the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center. Aaren fell into a coma for a few days.

Simpson’s family’s hopes were shattered when Aaren took her last breath on August 26th, 1979. Regardless of the top-class medical attention, she could not recover from the incident. She had gone through respiratory failure.

Losing Aaren was a devastating blow to an already dysfunctional family. They held a private funeral for her, which close family and friends only attended.

At the funeral, her parents requested the attendees who wanted to donate to the family instead give the funds to the USC Cancer Research Center in Aaren’s name.

Despite being a celebrity, OJ Simpson decided to keep the media away from the funeral as it was a difficult moment for his family. Aaren Simpson was buried in Culver City.

This is the same cemetery where Hollywood actress Sharon Tate was buried after being brutally murdered by Charles Manson and his family members when she was eight and a half months pregnant.

Today, OJ Simpson’s daughter, Aaren, is resting peacefully in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, LA.


Where did Aaren Simpson die?

Aaren Simpson died at the USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she was admitted after accidentally drowning in her family’s pool. She slipped into the pool, which caused her to drown.

Aaren was rescued by her mother, Marguerite. After being admitted to USD Medical Center, Aaren fell into a coma and died eight days later. 

At what age Aaren Simpson die?

OJ Simpson’s daughter, Aaren Simpson, is no more. She passed away on August 27. 1979. She was only one year and eleven months old at that time.

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