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George Foreman's Daughter Is Found Dead

The famous boxer's daughter was only 42
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2019 6:30 PM CST
In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman tells a story of a young Muhammad Ali to the audience at the Sports Illustrated Legacy Awards Thursday, in Louisville,...   (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
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(Newser) – Freeda wanted to be a fighter too, just like dad. And for a while she was. Now George Foreman's daughter has been found dead in her Texas home at age 42, with inside sources telling TMZ they don't suspect foul play. Back in 2000-2001, Freeda fought as a professional middleweight, winning five fights with three KOs before losing her sixth and retiring to be a mother and focus on other things. Plus her parents weren't thrilled to see her box, and George apparently paid her to move on.

"Dad never wanted any of his kids to see him fight," she said in 2002, Pop Culture recalls. "He always protected us from that world." Born in Texas, she was one of George's 12 children—five sons and seven daughters, two of whom were adopted. She was also in a couple of documentaries about her father and appeared on King of the Hill in 2003. On her Twitter bio, she wrote, "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." She is survived by all her siblings, her parents, her husband, and her daughter. (Read more obituary stories.)

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