Freeda Foreman, the daughter of two-time heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, committed suicide by hanging, a Texas medical examiner claimed, according to a Tuesday report.
Foreman, who once also boxed professionally, was found dead Saturday in her Houston-area home. She was 42. The Houston Chronicle, citing the medical examiner, said Freeda’s death was the result of asphyxia from hanging.
“Daddy I want to Box, ‘Get an Education first’ I said, well she Brought The bacon home ( degree) 2 Kids 3 Grands (Husband),” Foreman wrote. “First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda. She’s With her maker now.10 kids forever. Just 1 more day I wanted okay 1 more year aw I more decade.”
The Texas native, who was in the middleweight division, compiled a 5-1 record before she retired from the ring in 2001. She said it had always been her dream to follow in her father's footsteps.
"I've been in boxing since I came into this world. Anything that's strong and tough, it's what I want to do. It's something I always really loved," Freeda once told The Greenville News, admitting her dad wasn't thrilled by her decision at the time.
The elder Foreman retired in 1997 following a Hall of Fame career in which he became the oldest heavyweight champion at age 45. In an 81-bout career, he fought Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier (twice), Ken Norton and Evander Holyfield, among other notables.
Fox News' Jennifer Earl contributed to this report