F. Lee Bailey, a criminal defence attorney most remembered for his representation of O.J. Simpson during his murder trial, died Thursday in Atlanta, according to his family. He was 87 years old.
Bendrix Bailey told The New York Times his father died while in hospice care, but declined to reveal the cause. He said he had been in poor health in recent years.
F. Lee Bailey was a part of the legal team that successfully represented former NFL star Simpson in the 1994 murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.
Simpson responded to the news of F. Lee Bailey’s death with a video statement on Twitter.
“I lost a great one. F Lee Bailey you will be missed,” Simpson said.
F. Lee Bailey also represented actor Patty Hearst for crimes she committed with the Symbionese Liberation Army after the group kidnapped her, and Albert DeSalvo, the so-called Boston Strangler, who was convicted of sexual assaults, but not the slayings to which he confessed.