Father of Nicole Brown Simpson Dies


We are saddened by the death of our beloved husband and father, Louis Hezekiah Brown Jr.

Brown, born in Havana, Kan., on Aug. 10, 1923, died July 3, 2014 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife, Juditha; daughters Wendy, Denise, Dominique and Tanya; sons Rolf and Tracy; and grandchildren and great grandchildren. He has now ascended to be with his two daughters: Margit, who passed away after a long illness March 8, 1989, and Nicole, who was taken from him on June 12, 1994.

Brown became an Army Air Force captain flying B-17 bombers at the age of 21 during WWII. After the war, he flew photo missions to North Africa, Spain and other countries to document the aftermath. After his honorary discharge, Brown was hired by Stars and Stripes Publications in Darmstadt, Germany, where he contributed to establishing greater distribution of the newspaper and magazine.

Brown married Juditha Baur in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 14, 1956. Their daughters Denise and Nicole were born in Germany, and daughters Dominique and Tanya were born in the United States. After the death of his daughter Nicole, Brown founded The Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation, which was established to assist victims of domestic violence. His dedication to his family and friends was immeasurable, and his strength and compassion will forever be instilled in the lives he has touched.

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