George Foreman pays touching tribute to daughter Freeda after death: 'Just one more day'
The 70-year-old world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist took to Twitter to share a message about his daughter's death on Sunday
George Foreman shared an emotional tribute to his daughter Freeda who passed away at the age of 42 at her home near Houston. Detectives who are investigating her death do not suspect any foul play while her cause of death remains undetermined.
The 70-year-old world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist took to Twitter to share a message about his daughter's death on Sunday. He started off his tweet by remembering how Freeda was keen to follow in his footsteps as a boxer and quoted her telling him, "Daddy I want to box." He advised her to "get an education first", which she did, making him very proud. "She brought the bacon home (degree)," he tweeted alongside a picture of the two of them at her college, Sam Houston State University.
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
Freeda had once shared with The Greenville News, "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," as she admitted that her father was not thrilled by her decision at the time.
Eventually, she got into boxing professionally and joined the sport in 2000, before retiring the next year with a record of 5-1. Along with her boxing career and education, she was a mother to two children with her husband and also a grandmother to three grandchildren. Foreman shared, "First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda. She’s with her maker now. Just one more day I wanted. Okay, one more year — aww one more decade."
Many fans and followers expressed their deepest condolences on Foreman's post. One fan wrote, "Hey champ. Stay strong. The truth is, it could be another 100 years with the ones you love, and it would never be enough. Hope you and your family can focus on healing right now."
Another added, "People only die when you forget them Freeda will love forever as you @GeorgeForeman will never forget her."
A third fan shared, "@GeorgeForeman never tweeted at you before, but praying for you my friend. it’s all not here, it’s all not now. The best is yet to come." According to TMZ, Freeda was discovered unresponsive in her home near Houston, Texas by a family member. As reported by Houston's NBC affiliate KPRC-TV, sources shared that the authorities from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were called to her house around 6.13 pm on Friday night.