After the death of his daughter Freeda Foreman, George Foreman is publicly mourning her loss with an emotional tweet. “First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda,” the 70-year-old Olympian wrote. “She’s with her maker now.”
Law enforcement told TMZ that Freeda — one of George’s 12 children — was found unresponsive by a family member in her home near Houston, Texas on Friday, March 9. Early reports indicate she died of an apparent suicide, but an official cause of death has yet to be determined by a coroner.
Daddy I want to Box,”Get an Education first” I said, well she Brought The bacon home ( degree) 2 Kids 3 Grands (Husband) 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 pic.twitter.com/q6mMSBxWqE
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) March 11, 2019
In his tweet about Freeda, George also told a very touching story about his daughter. He recalled how Freeda wanted to box and how he told her to get an education first. She did just that before becoming a professional boxer in 2000, retiring the following year with a 5-1 record. Freeda is survived by a husband, two children and three grandchildren, George noted.
It’s clear just how much she meant to him because George said he wants one more decade with her — not just one extra day or one extra year. The tweet includes what appears to be a shadow box full of memories of the father-daughter duo at Freeda’s college graduation from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
This isn’t the only thing George has posted since Freeda’s death. “Heaven send[s] so many wonders; too many to have questions about any one thing or event in my life,” he wrote alongside a photo of a newborn horse standing beside an adult horse, likely from the ranch the two-time world heavyweight champion owns in Marshall, Texas.
George has been responding to people sending best wishes via social media, too. Though we know he is mourning Freeda’s loss, it is clear that the two shared a special bond — beyond just the sport they both loved.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to George and all of Freeda’s friends and family during this difficult time.