'Everyone loved you': Floyd Mayweather's long-time assistant dies on Dubai trip after 'feeling unwell'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather's long-time assistant, Marikit Laurico, has died at the age of 47. Laurico served as a close associate of the five-division world champion for much of his 25-year career in boxing.
According to The Sun, Laurico had been 'feeling unwell' during a recent trip to Dubai before her untimely death. The outlet also claimed that she might have died due to a heart attack, but it has not been confirmed yet. Her parents and siblings posted a statement to Laurico's Instagram account on Sunday, revealing she died on Friday, March 31.
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'Laurico ascended her to the spiritual world'
"On March 31, 2023, our brilliant star Kitchie abandoned the physical garment... the angels of Thy loving-kindness descended successively upon her and have ascended her to the spiritual world. We thank all of you who have reciprocated genuine love and positive energy with her," the post read. "We are grateful for your patience and honoring our privacy. Homegoing/ celebration of life arrangements for Kitchie are currently in progress, and updated information will be shared accordingly."
Mayweather's daughter pays emotional tribute
Mayweather's daughter paid an emotional tribute to her father's assistant on social media. "This doesn't feel real… my heart is so heavy. You were more than just my dad's assistant you were family," it read. "You were the definition of someone with a good heart, you always lifted people up and made them feel good about themselves. There's no one like you will truly be missed, love you forever."
Mayweather's partner shared her condolences
Mayweather's partner Melissa Brim also shared her condolences on Instagram. "I just wanted to say how broken my heart is right now," she posted. "You were definitely a blessing in my life & my family’s as well. We were just sitting ringside last weekend laughing & talking about how blessed we were. I think about how much I’m going to miss you. I will cherish all the memories I have of you forever! Everyone that knew you loved you and I’m praying for your family. You were my courtside, ringside and photo buddy! I love you and God Bless you."
Mayweather has not yet commented on her tragic demise.