Boxing legend George Foreman’s daughter Freeda who was found dead at her Texas home on Saturday, died in an apparent suicide, it has been reported.
Freeda, who was also a boxer having followed her ring legend dad into boxing and won her first five professional fights is survived by her husband, two daughters, three grandchildren, her parents, and 11 siblings.
The 70-year-old world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist shared a touching message about his daughter’s death to Twitter. In the late-night Twitter post, Foreman shared a graduation picture of Freeda, explaining how he told his daughter to get an education before pursuing a career in sport.
A spokesperson for the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office in Texas told source that early indications are that Freeda’s cause of death was an apparent suicide.
Source further added that a final determination on the cause of death will be made by a coroner, but law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation disclosed that Freeda appears to have died by asphyxiation as it appears she hanged herself.
Freeda had aspirations to be a boxer, but her father reportedly paid her to quit, as he hated to watch her fight.