Ron Goldman's Sister Remembers His 'Zest for Life' on What Would Have Been 51st Birthday

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More than two decades after the death of Ron Goldman, in a gruesome crime that saw O.J. Simpson charged with and acquitted of murder, his sister penned an emotional letter to her big brother on what would have been his 51st birthday.

Kim Goldman shared a baby photo of Ron on Instagram with a loving tribute to the brother she said she still adores.

"...Insane to think about all of the years lost, absolutely breaks my heart. The what-if's torture my spirit, so instead I will focus on your smile, your zest for life, your kindness, the memories of us growing up, our talks, our laughs, our tears ... I will focus on the tremendous adoration and respect I have for you and I will hold on dearly to the memory of what your hugs felt like, cuz I sure could use one," Kim wrote Tuesday.

It's been 25 years since Ron died alongside Nicole Brown Simpson, the two stabbed to death outside her Los Angeles home in June 1994. Nicole's ex-husband, O.J., was charged with their murders, shocking the nation and kicking off a highly publicized legal battle. But in the "Trial of the Century," O.J. was acquitted of the murders and walked free.

Ron and Nicole's families sought damages from O.J. in a subsequent civil trial, and the former football star was found liable for their deaths. The two families were awarded $8.5 million.

Kim is re-examining her brother's life, murder and case in a new podcast called "Confronting: O.J. Simpson." She speaks to Ron's friends to get to know the man who was often forgotten under the weight of the Simpsons' fame. Kim also talks with key players in the case to understand how a seemingly confident prosecution ultimately lost their case to O.J.'s "Dream Team."

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