Mike Tyson’s Daughter Dies Following Tragic Accident

By Randall Stevens  |  05/27/2009

Mike TysonFormer boxing champ Mike Tyson took probably the most devastating blog in his life Tuesday (May 26), when his 4-year-old daughter died, just a day after a what police called a "tragic accident" took place in her home.

According to report, Exodus Tyson was pronounced dead in a hospital just before noon.

Police said the young girl was playing on a treadmill Monday (May 25) in her central Phoenix home when she either slipped or put her head in the loop of a cord hanging under the console.

It is unclear how long she hung there, but later, her 7-year-old brother found her and told their mother, who was in another room. She took Exodus off the cord, called 911 and tried to revive her.

When authorities arrived on the scene, they performed CPR while rushing her to the hospital, where she had been listed in critical condition since Monday.

Tyson was in Las Vegas during the time of the accident, but flew to Phoenix later Monday to visit his daughter.

"We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world," Tyson said in a statment. "There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus. We ask you now to please respect our need at this very difficult time for privacy to grieve and try to help each other heal."

The BallerStatus staff sends its condolences to the Tyson family for their loss.