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Aaren Simpson: OJ Simpson’s daughter, bio, early life, family, and sudden death

Who is Aaren Simpson?

Aaren Simpson was the daughter of OJ Simpson and his first wife, Marguerite L Whitely. Many people are unaware of her because she lost her life due to an unfortunate incident. Aaren was only one year and 11 months old.

Reports say Aaren died in a swimming pool at her home in California. Please continue reading to learn more about Aaren Simpson and her tragic death.

Quick facts

Full NameAaren Lashone Simpson
BirthdateSeptember 24, 1977
DeathAugust 26, 1979
Sun signLibra
EthnicityAfrican American
ParentsOJ Simpson and Marguerite L. Whitley
SiblingsArnelle L. Simpson, Jason L. Simpson
Cause of deathRespiratory Failure
UncleMelvin Leon Simpson
AuntCarmelita Simpson Jackson, Shirley Simpson Baker
GrandparentsJimmy Lee Simpson, Eunice Simpson

Aaren Simpson bio and early life

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

Aaren simpson family photo

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.

Read more: About Jason Simpson who is the son of O J Simpson

Aaren 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 personality traits

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

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

Aaren Simpson father, OJ Simpson

Aaren Simpson’s father, Orenthal James Simpson, was born on July 9th, 1947, in San Francisco, US. 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 Simpson’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 UCLA. 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 eleven seasons for ‘Buffalo Bills’ in National Football League (NFL). Due to his exceptional football skills, he held several records talked about till now.

Aaren simpson with her family father OJ simpson

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 had also hosted an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in its third season.

OJ’s fame turned upside down when the authorities accused him of murdering his ex-wife. He was accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman on June 12th, 1994.

Read about Nicole Brown Simpson for whose murder OJ Simpson was put on trial

He was found not guilty of murder in a criminal trial known as ‘People v. Simpson’ in 1995. But, he again was accused and charged guilty for the same murder case in 1997.

During the trial, he had to pay a hefty sum of $33.5 million to the victim’s family for compensatory damages.

Since then, OJ went through several felonies and criminal charges. The reason was the possession of illegal equipment, used for stealing satellite television programming. He got charged with a speeding infraction, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, assault, and armed robbery.

Despite his dark history, OJ Simpson is a loving father to his children. According to Aaren’s elder sister Arnelle’s statement on OJ’s parole hearing, she stated,

“My experience with him (OJ) is that he’s like my best friend and my rock.”

She also revealed that he had done everything within his reach for his family when needed.

Aaren Simpson’s mother, Marguerite L. Whitley

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 Simpson parents’ rocky relationship before her death

Aaren Simpson’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 had first met Whitley when Al Cowlings had 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 Whitley 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 had 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.

Several problems had started to emerge in OJ and Marguerite’s relationship. Sources claim that the issues arose due to OJ’s popularity and his 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 the 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 California (UCLA) Medical Center. Aaren fell into a coma for a few days.

Simpson’s family’s hopes 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 was only attended by close family and friends.

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

Today, Aaren Simpson is resting peacefully in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, LA.