Mike Tyson’s Daughter Taken off Life Support; Dies After Found Hanging
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter has died in the hospital after being found hanging by her neck in a freak accident where she was caught in a treadmill cord while playing at home. Exodus Tyson was taken off life support and pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to Phoenix police who, after investigation, called the unfortunate happening a “tragic accident.”
Police say young Exodus was playing on the treadmill on Monday when, apparently, her head slipped inside a cord hanging under the console of the treadmill and was later discovered by her 7-year-old brother who then alerted his mother who would took her daughter out of the cable, called 911 and attempted to revive young Exodus. Young Exodus was reportedly found around 10:30 a.m., according to a report by MyFOX Phoenix.
After arriving on the scene, officers and firefighters reportedly performed CPR on Exodus as she was being rushed to the nearby St. Joe’s Hospital where she would later be put on life support in an effort to possibly keep young Exodus alive during her seriously critical state, which she did not, unfortunately, survive.
Mike Tyson, 42, who left Las Vegas for Phoenix after learning about his daughter’s accident, along with other family are said to have not arranged a funeral yet and released the following statement later:
“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 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,” Mike Tyson said in a statement.