Tyson grieves as daughter dies

May 27th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Phoenix (Arizona, US), May 27 (ANI): Mike Tyson and his ex-wife Sol Xochitl are reportedly in a shattered state after their four-year-old daughter, Exodus, died after getting her neck tangled in an electrical cord Monday.

The New York Post said the former boxing champ and Xochitl, spent yesterday huddled in grief in Phoenix, where the mom lived with the child, Exodus, and a 7-year-old son.

“There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus,” Tyson said in a statement.

“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 child was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she had been rushed a day earlier after her brother, Miguel, found her hanging in a noose-like ring of cord attached to an exercise treadmill in the family’s home.

It was not known how long the child had been caught up in the cord before her mother freed her, called 911, and vainly tried to perform CPR.

Several hours after Exodus died, Tyson drove Xochitl back to the house to retrieve her car; neither went back inside.

A spokeswoman for Iron Mike said funeral arrangements were pending. Police were awaiting the results of an autopsy. (ANI)

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