George Foreman’s Daughter Freeda Dies, Aged 42

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George Foreman's daughter has died.PA Images/Freeda Foreman/Twitter

George Foreman’s professional boxer daughter Freeda has died aged 42.

Reports say she was found by a relative at her home in Texas.

Police told TMZ Saturday they are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death, and that no foul play is suspected.

Freeda is survived by her husband and daughter, as well as 11 siblings. One of Foreman’s seven daughters, her middle name was George. Five of her brothers were also called George.

Like her father before her, Freeda showed an aptitude for boxing and began boxing professionally in 2000 as a middleweight.

She won her first five bouts, and lost her sixth in 2001. Following this loss, she retired from boxing – with impressive stats of 5-1 and 3 KOs – to focus on motherhood and other projects.

Her parents reportedly disapproved of her boxing career, with rumors that father George, 70, even paid her to quit the ring.

Speaking to The New York Times in 2000, Freeda admitted:

He flat out doesn’t like it.

But I do have his love and support. That’s what counts.

Freeda appeared various documentaries, including Relatively Speaking: George Foreman (2002). In 2004, she appeared in Beyond the Glory and 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience.

She also provided vocals for a 2003 episode of Family Guy.

Freeda had reportedly been studying criminal justice at Sam Houston State University, according to her LinkedIn profile.

According to Freeda’s Twitter bio:

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.

Our thoughts are with Freeda’s family at this difficult time.

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