From Yahoo News: "Superstar Lawyer Johnnie Cochran Dies," by Linda Deutsch--
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., who became a legal superstar after helping clear O.J. Simpson during a sensational murder trial in which he uttered the famous quote "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," died Tuesday.
He was 67. Cochran died of a brain tumor at his home in Los Angeles, his family said.
Back in September, I posted this news about Johnnie Cochran: "Johnnie Cochran Is Recovering From Brain Surgery, According to the New York Post." Today, a commenter note, "Most news articles say that Johnnie died of an inoperable brain tumor. Did he have a biopsy at Cedars-Sinai or an operation? What kind of brain tumor did he have?"
The answer is that I don't know. But the news is unfortunate; all indications were that Cochran was going to recover.
My thoughts go out to the lawyers and staff at Cochran 's offices around the country, some of whom have corresponded with me during the past year about my many posts about Cochran. I teased incessantly; they were always the best of sports.
UPDATE: Ted Frank of Overlawyered.com writes about Cochran here.
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