Tyson's Young Daughter Dead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 26, 2009 6:31 PM CDT
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson in April.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter died today after accidentally hanging herself from a cord dangling from a treadmill in the family home. Exodus Tyson had been on life support since being found yesterday by her older brother in their Phoenix home. Mike Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time but flew home after getting word of the accident.

"Somehow she was playing on this treadmill, and there's a cord that hangs under the console—it's kind of a loop," said a local police sergeant. "Either she slipped or put her head in the loop, but it acted like a noose, and she was obviously unable to get herself off of it."