Previously known as the Blade Runner, the paralympic gold medallist is a double below the knee amputee, and had made a name for himself as the 'fastest man with no legs'. His career as a star runner came to an abrupt end when he fatally shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorious went from iconic sports hero to convicted murderer in a trial and series of appeals that shook the world.
He apparently wants her family to forgive him.
And more importantly, where is all this money coming from?