10:33 AM EDT 04/26/2015
Originally posted 05/26/2009 07:25PM
Boxing champ Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter Exodus died Tuesday in a Phoenix hospital after accidentally getting her neck wrapped in a cord from an exercise machine at home.
"We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world," Tyson says 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."
Exodus's mother, whose name has not been released, was cleaning in another part of the house when she sent her 7-year-old son to the playroom to check on his sister. The boy found Exodus tangled in a cord dangling from a treadmill. He called for his mother, who dialed 911 and administered CPR.
The child, who had been on life support, was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center, says Phoenix police Sgt. Andy Hill.
Originally posted 05/26/2009 01:00PM
With his 4-year-old daughter in critical condition after an accident at home, boxer Mike Tyson on Tuesday released a statement of appreciation for people's concerns.
"The Tyson family would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks for all your prayers and support, and we ask that we be allowed our privacy at this difficult time," the statement said.
Exodus Tyson was on life support in a Phoenix hospital after she apparently nearly strangled herself on a cord dangling from a treadmill. The girl's mother – whose name isn't being released – was cleaning in another part of the house when she sent her 7-year-old son to the playroom to check on his sister, according to a Phoenix Police Department spokesman.
Originally posted 05/25/2009 10:45PM
Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter Exodus is on life support after an accident involving home exercise equipment, the Associated Press reports.
In what police in Phoenix call a tragic accident Monday morning at Tyson's home there, the girl was reportedly found by her 7-year-old brother with her neck caught in a cable attached to a treadmill.
The boy alerted the girl's mother in another room. Her mother called 911 and tried to revive her, according to the AP. Mike Tyson was said to be in Las Vegas at the time of the accident, but has returned home.
Originally posted 01/31/2002 12:00PM
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Originally posted 01/30/2002 01:20PM
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Originally posted 01/25/2002 11:00AM
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Originally posted 01/24/2002 01:00PM
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Originally posted 01/23/2002 01:25PM
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