In this Feb. 10, 2000, file photo, Freeda Foreman stands in The Regent Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, following a press conference announcing her professional boxing debut. (Photo credit:  (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

(Photo credit: (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

George Foreman's 42-Year-Old Daughter Dies In Texas

March 11, 2019

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Freeda George Forman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman and briefly a boxer herself, has died at a suburban Houston home. She was 42. The Harris County sheriff's office said Monday that emergency crews found her Friday.

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The sheriff's office says its investigators also responded and preliminary indications were that her death was a suicide, but the medical examiner's office will make the final determination.

In this June 16, 2000, file photo, Freeda Foreman works out in a gym in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

Foreman tweeted Sunday night: "First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda. She's With her maker now." He said when she told him she wanted to box he told her to get a degree first, and she did.

Freeda Foreman fought briefly and was 5-1. Her career spanned 17 months in 2000-01.


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