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F. Lee Bailey, Lawyer for Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson, Dies at 87

Afouda Bamidele
Jun 04, 2021
01:50 P.M.
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The legendary defense attorney F. Lee Bailey has passed away at the age of 87. The amazing lawyer is best known for his ability to work wonders in high-profile trials like that of Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson.


Renowned attorney F. Lee Bailey, known for his signature performance in high-profile trials, died on June 3, 2021. The famous lawyer who is highly recognized for his role in O.J. Simpson's case passed away at 87.

The attorney's oldest son Bendrix Lee mentioned in an interview that their family thinks that his father died due to old age. He further noted that Bailey would most likely be cremated, as he had stated before his death.

A photo of F. Lee Bailey in his office in Yarmouth, Maine., on June 29, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images


Bailey was on the O.J. Simpson's legal "Dream Team" and other lawyers like Robert Shapiro, Robert Kardashian, and more in the 1995 trial, which resulted in the acquittal of a former NFL star in his murder ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend.

The defense attorney is also known for getting the acquittal of doctor Sam Sheppard, suspected in the murder of his wife, Marilyn Reese. Several of Bailey's cases were shown on TV stations and also acted in movies.


The heartbreaking news about Bailey got Simpson reacting as he took to social media to share a video where he regarded the attorney as a good friend and the most outstanding lawyer of our time.

Simpson's case started when he was accused of the death of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.


Simpson also stated that the legendary lawyer isn't only fantastic at his job, as he also possesses a great personality. He went on to send his condolences to the deceased attorney.

Former NFL player Simpson didn't mention that he looks forward to reading the famous attorney book he just finished. He alleged that the book is about the attorney's perspective of the 1995 trial.


Bailey first made a name for himself in the early stage of his career as a TV host on the "Good Company," a television show in 1967 that involved interviewing celebrities in their home before he started practicing law.

The American lawyer later had issues after the O.J Simpson trial and got disbarred in 2001. In 2009 Bailey took and passed the bar exam in Maine but was denied permission to practice because the bar felt he wasn't honest enough to practice law.


Simpson's case started when he was accused of the death of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, who was found dead after being stabbed. Nicole was stabbed multiple times in the head and neck.

In December 2008, Simpson was later faced with charges related to a gunpoint robbery at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas, which is not associated with the murder case he was first accused of committing.

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