I hadn't known he was sick. May he rest in peace.
Didn't like him but I don't hate him....
He's had cancer for awhile.
Friends Stand By Cochran During Health Crisis
Hes the man behind O.J. Simpsons not guilty verdict, and he protected P. Diddy, but now Americas most famous celebrity lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, has a different fight on his ands. Extra got the emotional details straight from Cochrans former court TV co-host and friend, Nancy Grace.
My immediate response when my family called to tell me Johnnie was sick was to pray, Grace told us. I was deeply saddened. He and his wife have been friends for many years now.
What exactly ails Cochran remains a mystery. A spokesman revealed he is recovering from a neurological condition, and reports that Cochran is suffering from brain cancer have been denied.
In an interview with Extra in 2002, the legendary lawyer said that when it is his time, he knows what theyll write on his tombstone: If it doesnt fit, you must acquit, he said, adding, But hopefully Ive done a lot more than that.
Fortunately, Cochrans people say his condition is not life threatening, and his friends think hell be back on the docket in no time. Grace insisted, He will charm the nurses, the doctors, the illness, he can charm a bird out of a tree.
But in addition to his charm, friends believe that its Cochrans determination that will carry him through.
He helped a double murderer go free.
Having said that. RIP Mr. Cochran.