Or at least that's what the National Enquirer would have us believe -- and despite the tabloid rag regularly publishing stories about how the footballer-turned-murder-suspect is on the verge of death -- the paper's "brain cancer bombshell" has been given more attention.
"Now, as Simpson faces a lingering death in a prison hospital, The Enquirer has learned that the desperate fallen star has taken a final stab at winning his freedom -- begging President Obama for a pardon so he can die in peace at home," the tabloid writes.
“Now the prison docs are telling him they believe he has a brain tumor. They plan to run a series of tests on him, MRIs and CT scans.”
Simpson has finally agreed to the exams – and he’s convinced he doesn’t have long to live.
“I feel the end coming,” he told a pal. “But I don’t want to die in prison like common jailhouse scum.”
Then again, a few months ago, the Enquirer was claiming Simpson had severe diabetes and only had three months to live -- but was stealing cookies from the prison cafeteria. Tuesday's story also claimed Simpson angrily confessed to murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, to a prison buddy.
Simpson is serving a 33-year sentence after he was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery and kidnapping.