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The father of Nicole Brown Simpson died Thursday after battling a lengthy illness, his family announced Friday. Louis Brown Jr., 90, whose ex-son-in-law O.J. Simpson was accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, died with his family at his side, a family spokeswoman said in a statement.

O.J. Simpson, 66, currently in prison on a 2008 robbery conviction, was acquitted of his wife’s murder in 1995 after a closely-followed trial. Louis Brown would go on to form the Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation after his daughter’s death, which is an organization that helps victims of domestic violence.

Louis Brown, left, father of murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson, and her sister Denise Brown sit with attorney Gloria Allred during O.J. Simpson's murder trial.Vince Bucci / AFP/Getty Images file