Margit Carr was the sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, a waitress and the ex-wife of former American footballer O.J. Simpson. She was born on September 3, 1949, in Lower Saxony, Germany, to Louis H. Brown and a mother whose little is unknown. However, Juditha Anne Brown was her stepmother. Margit’s father was an American working in Germany as a correspondent, while her mother was of German origin.

Margit’s parents moved to the United States when she was young, and they settled in California, where she attended high school. Margit Carr had seven siblings, Wendy Kirk, Tracy, Rolf, Dominique, Nicole, Tanya and Denise Brown. Tanya Brown is a mental health advocate who has gone through a lot of mental health issues herself.

Personal Life

Regarding her personal life, Margit Carr was married to Richard Carr, with whom she had two children, a son named Jeffrey Carr and a daughter called Leslie Carr. She was in love and lived with her husband until she died.

Her Sister

Margit Carr’s sister met O.J. Simpson in 1977, a year after she had completed her high school studies. At the time, Nicole Brown was working at a club in Beverly Hills as a waitress, Simpson liked her, and later they started dating. Simpson, who was married to Marguerite, divorced her so that he could be with Margit Carr’s sister.

Nicole and O.J. Simpson dated for a while before deciding to get married; on February 2, 1985, the two lovebirds exchanged their wedding vows, and they had two children, Justin and Sydney.

Margit’s Sister’s Marital Issues and Divorce

During the marriage, Nicole’s husband started being abusive; in 1989, Margit’s sister called the police to report O.J. Simpson; he was arrested and pleaded no contest to the charges. Nicole’s parents pleaded with her to drop the charges against Simpson because they were in business together; she dropped the charges, and Simpson was released.

After his release, spousal abuse continued against Margit’s sister; besides, he cheated on her with multiple women. Nicole filed for divorce in early 1992, and the case was finalized. After the divorce, things were rocky between Margit’s sister and Simpson, but they later reconciled.

The Murder of Margit’s Sister and Trial

Margit Carr’s sister was murdered on June 12, 1994. She was walking home with her friend Ron Goldman when she was stabbed seven times to death. Ron was also killed on that fateful night. Nicole’s and Ron’s bodies were found in the wee hours of June 13, 1994. O.J. Simpson was tried for the murders of Margit’s sister and Ron, but there was no evidence, and he was released.

A civil trial in 1997 found Simpson guilty of murdering Margit Carr’s sister and Ron Goldman; he was asked to pay for damages and later convicted in an unrelated case.


Margit Carr died on March 6, 1989, in Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States of America, aged 39. The cause of her death was Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Margit’s body was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio. After her death, Margit Carr’s husband married Kathy Benson to help him raise their two children.