Over the weekend, we brought you the sad news that Freeda Foreman, the 42-year-old daughter of former heavyweight boxing champ George Foreman was found dead in her home.
No cause of death was released at the time. But now, we are getting some information in that regard, and the news is not good.
TMZ is reporting that Ms. Foreman may have taken her own life.
“A spokesperson for the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office in Texas -- the same county where Freeda was found dead over the weekend -- tells TMZ … early indications are that Freeda's cause of death was an apparent suicide.”
When her death was announced, police said there was ‘no evidence of foul play.’ So the mystery remained as to how and why the young mother of two died. Today's revelation reveals only part of the puzzle.
An ‘official’ cause of death will be determined by the coroner, but it seems that there was evidence at the scene that points to suicide.
“A final determination on the cause of death will be made by a coroner, but law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell us that Freeda appears to have died by asphyxiation.
“Seeing how no foul play is suspected, all signs point to a hanging.”
Freeda followed in her dad’s footsteps and entered the boxing arena as a professional fighter. She competed in six bouts, compiling an impressive 5-1 record, before hanging up her gloves for good at the request of her parents.
“George reportedly paid her to quit boxing 'cause he wasn't happy’ about her being in the ring.”
Now that the news is out, we must wait for the official declaration and perhaps information about Freeda’s life that may point to a reason why she would take this drastic action.
Freeda is survived by her husband, two daughters, three grandchildren, and 11 siblings. She will be missed by them all.
Rest in peace, Freeda.