Famed Attorney Johnnie Cochran Dies At 67

High profile attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. died of a brain tumor on March 29, 2005 at his home in Los Angeles, California.

Cochran is most notably known for his brilliant defense of hall of fame football player O.J. Simpson. Johnnie Cochran also represented a number of superstar clientele but was most proud of his work representing everyday people in the area of civil rights.

Cochran was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 2, 1937 and is survived by his wife and two children. He was also an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, a community service fraternal organization.

Pictured Above: Attorney Johnnie Cochran attends a surprise 70th birthday party for television talk show host Larry King held on November 19, 2003 at the Museum of Television and Radio, in Beverly Hills, California.

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