Police discovered the lifeless body of Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter on Tuesday after she was found tangled in the cord of a treadmill at her home in Phoenix.
Sergeant Andy Hill stated that authorities declared Exodus Tyson deceased shortly before midday. According to their inquiry, her injury on Monday was deemed a “heartbreaking mishap,” and as per the police, she had been receiving life-sustaining treatment.
The family said in a statement, “Please respect our need for privacy during this very difficult time and ask that you try to help each other and grieve. There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus.”
She removed Exodus from the cord, dialed 911, and attempted to resuscitate her. Her younger brother, who is 7 years old, discovered her and informed their mother. According to the police, Exodus either accidentally slipped or intentionally placed her head inside the loop of a cord that was hanging beneath the console.
The girl was taken to the hospital by responding officers and firefighters, who also administered CPR.
On Monday, the former heavyweight champion Tyson flew to Las Vegas, where he was involved in an accident at the time he entered the hospital.
The children played outside regularly, and Tyson saw their neighbors say they are from there. The family’s home is in a quiet and modest neighborhood.
According to Dinka Radic, who resides opposite, Exodus would inquire if she possessed any chocolate. She would embrace the woman’s legs and shower her with affectionate kisses when Radic provided her with some.
“She would greet everyone and was extremely amiable,” stated Abdul Khalik, 53, who resides adjacent to her.
Exodus frequently played with his two children and his 14-year-old niece, whom he often rode bicycles with in the neighborhood. After a day of playing, Exodus said that his old daughter had cried and mentioned that he had lost his hearing.
Ben Brodhurst, a 20-year-old resident from across the street, has been participating in trick-or-treating at Exodus’ house during the past few Halloweens. He expressed that she is “extremely animated and a pleasure to be in the company of.”
During his two-year height of his career, Tyson earned $140 million. He says that he had stolen more millions from his unscrupulous associates and spent tens of millions of dollars when he went through his tumultuous boxing years. The lavish lifestyle he had starkly contrasts with the neighborhood.
The passing of his child in such a uncommon incident adds a terrible section to the pugilist’s troubled existence.
In Indianapolis, Tyson was found guilty of sexually assaulting a beauty pageant participant shortly after he was beaten by James “Buster” Douglas in one of the most surprising outcomes in boxing history in 1990. In 1986, he achieved the title of the youngest ever heavyweight champion when he knocked out Trevor Berbick, eight years after he initially started boxing in a facility for young offenders in upstate New York at the age of 12.
Tyson, who still denies committing the sexual assault, served a three-year sentence in prison.
In the outskirts of Washington, he spent three months in prison for assaulting two individuals following a minor automobile collision a few years subsequently.
During a boxing match, Lewis Lennox, the heavyweight champion of children, once threatened to eat a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear. He displayed such bizarre behavior, which continued throughout his career.
Tyson purchased a separate home in the Paradise Valley suburb of Phoenix, Arizona for $2.3 million in 2005. He had been living in their unassuming neighborhood for several years, even though he had sold his previous home for $2.1 million. Despite having children, Tyson chose to move to a new residence.
After departing from a Scottsdale night club, authorities discovered the illicit substance when they halted Tyson’s vehicle. In November 2007, Tyson endured a full day in Maricopa County’s “Tent City” detention facility subsequent to confessing to a sole offense of possessing cocaine and a concurrent minor offense of operating a vehicle while impaired.
As per the authorities, Tyson mentioned after being apprehended that he purchased cocaine “whenever it is available to me.”.
After nearly a year of arrest, David Chesnoff, the attorney for Tyson, stated that his client had taken 29 drug tests without a relapse and was attending Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
As per Chesnoff, Tyson had emerged as an exemplar of how individuals can triumph over challenges with drug addiction, a tumultuous past, and a disadvantaged upbringing.
“He has given his utmost effort,” his lawyer stated, “despite originating from nearly insurmountable origins.”