George Foreman's Daughter Freeda Died Of An Apparent Suicide, Found Hanging In Closet

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Mar. 14 2019, Updated 2:42 p.m. ET

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New details about Freeda Foreman's tragic, sudden death have been revealed. can exclusively report the daughter of boxing legend George Foreman died of asphyxiation after hanging herself in an apparent suicide.

Harris County police officials told exclusively that Freeda was discovered hanging in a closet in her Houston, Texas, home on March 9. She was 42 years old.

The two-time heavyweight champion posted a heartbreaking tribute following her passing, writing on Twitter that this would be his "first Sunday in 42 years" without her.

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"Daddy I want to box, 'Get an Education first' I said, well she Brought The bacon home (degree) 2 kids 3 grands (husband)," George, 70, wrote. "She's with her maker now. 10 kids forever. Just 1 more day I wanted okay 1 more year aw 1 more decade."

A family member reportedly discovered Freeda's body.

"She was unresponsive by the time we got to the scene," a police official told

Freeda had aspirations to be a boxer, but her father reportedly paid her to quit, as he hated to watch her fight.

Freeda Foreman

She is survived by her famous father, two children, three grandchildren and husband.

An autopsy is currently pending.

If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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