Daughter of George Foreman, Freeda, Dies at 42: Reports

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
March 10, 2019Sports News
Daughter of George Foreman, Freeda, Dies at 42: Reports
Freeda Foreman, daughter of George Foreman, poses in the ring for the camera during a press conference at the Regent Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 31, 2000. (Harry How/Getty Images)

The daughter of boxing legend George Foreman was found dead over the weekend, according to reports.

Freeda Foreman, the 42-year-old daughter of the former heavyweight champ, died on March 9 in her Houston home, TMZ reported.

She was found unresponsive, and homicide detectives said that no foul play was suspected in her death, ABC13 reported.

George Foreman's daughter Freeda, has died. RIP

Posted by TMZ on Saturday, 9 March 2019

Freeda Foreman was a former boxer herself and had a 5-1 record before retiring in 2001, reported the Houston Chronicle. Police went to her home to check on reports about whether it was a suicide, reported Click2Houston.com. But those reports were unconfirmed.

“Dad never wanted any of his kids to see him fight,” she said in 2000, Yahoo News reported. “He always protected us from that world.”

According to TMZ, “Her parents also didn’t enjoy her being in the ring … so George reportedly paid her to quit.”

Freeda Foreman, daughter of iconic boxer George Foreman, was found dead at her Atascocita home Friday night, according to sources.

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Saturday, 9 March 2019

She is one of Foreman’s seven daughters, and has appeared in documentaries about him. She also lent her voice to the Fox animated series “King of the Hill.”

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, three grandchildren, her parents, and 11 brothers and sisters. All of her brothers are named George, and Freeda’s middle name was George, too.

Freeda said via her Twitter biography: “Aside from my love of family, being a good mother, wife, and friend, I aspire to make a positive difference in our American Criminal Justice System.”

Freeda Foreman, daughter of George Foreman
Freeda Foreman, daughter of George Foreman, takes a break from training on March 31, 2000. (Dan Callister/ Stringer/Getty Images)

Police are now awaiting a coroner’s report for her cause of death, TMZ reported.

Other details about her death are not clear.

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