F. Lee Bailey, one of America's most famous criminal lawyers, died on Thursday at the age of 87.
Bendrix Lee Bailey, the attorney's oldest son, told TMZ
that his father died Thursday morning in Georgia
, where he was in hospice care. Bailey's former law partner, Superior Court Judge Kenneth J. Fishman, confirmed his death
Bailey's death, according to his family, was caused by old age and had nothing to do with COVID-19
Bailey was well-known for his representation
of some of the country's most notorious defendants in court, including Sam Shepard, Patty Hearst, Albert DeSalvo (the "Boston
Strangler"), and, most notably, O.J. Simpson
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