Report: George Foreman’s Daughter, Freeda, Died of Apparent Suicide

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
March 11, 2019 Updated: March 11, 2019

The daughter of boxing legend George Foreman, Freeda Foreman, was reportedly found dead over the weekend. She was 42.

A spokesperson for the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office in Texas said her cause of death appeared to be a suicide, TMZ reported on March 11.

Her official cause of death has not yet been revealed by a coroner, however law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation told TMZ that Freeda appeared to have died by asphyxiation.

Freeda Foreman, daughter of iconic boxer George Foreman, was found dead at her Atascocita home Friday night, according to sources.

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Saturday, 9 March 2019

She was found unresponsive in her home in Atascocita on March 9, and homicide detectives said that no foul play was suspected in her death, ABC13 reported over the weekend.

Father Speaks Out

George Foreman, meanwhile, paid tribute to his daughter on Twitter on March 11.

“Daddy I want to Box,’Get an Education first’ I said. Well she Brought The bacon home ( degree) 2 Kids 3 Grands (Husband),” he said.

“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 [sic],” he added.

More Details

Freeda Foreman was a former boxer herself and had a 5-1 record before retiring in 2001, reported the Houston Chronicle.

“Dad never wanted any of his kids to see him fight,” she said in 2000, Yahoo News reported. “He always protected us from that world.”

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Freeda Foreman, daughter of George Foreman, poses in the ring for the camera during a press conference at the Regent Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 31, 2000. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Freeda was reportedly paid to quit boxing by her parents. Her father was a former heavyweight champion who fought Muhammad Ali and other greats.

She is one of Foreman’s seven daughters, and she has appeared in documentaries about him. Meanwhile, she also lent her voice to the Fox animated series “King of the Hill.”

She’s survived by her husband, two daughters, three grandchildren, her parents, and 11 brothers and sisters. All of her brothers are named George, and Freeda’s middle name was George, too.

Freeda said via her Twitter biography: “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.”

Other details about her death aren’t clear.

Suicide Hotlines

If you are in an emergency in the U.S. or Canada, please call 911. You can phone the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1 800 273 8255. Youth can call the Kids Help Phone on 1800 668 6868.

In Australia, the suicide prevention telephone hotline at Lifeline is 13 11 14. You can also visit the Lifeline website at Youth can contact the Kids Helpline by phoning 1800 551 800 or visiting

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Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.