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Freeda Foreman, George Foreman's Daughter, Dies at 42

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If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

Freeda Foreman, George Foreman’s daughter, has died at the age of 42 on Saturday. According to TMZ, she died by an apparent suicide, though a final cause of death is yet to be confirmed by a coroner.

Freeda Foreman is known for following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a professional boxer. She won five out of six matches before she retired and raised a family. She also was featured in several documentaries about her father and on an episode of the TV show “King of the Hill.”

On Sunday, her father posted about Freeda’s death on Twitter.

“‘Daddy I want to Box,’ ‘Get an Education first’ I said, well she Brought The bacon home (degree) 2 Kids 3 Grands (Husband),” George Foreman wrote on Twitter. “First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda. She’s With her maker now. 10 kids forever. Just 1 more day I wanted okay 1 more year aw 1 more decade.”

Fans and friends reacted to her death on Twitter and shared condolences online as well.

If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who feel suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

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Originally published: March 11, 2019
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