The 4-year-old daughter of former heavyweight champdied Tuesday, a day after what police called a “tragic accident” in her home.
Exodus Tyson was pronounced deceased at 11:45 am today (local time) at the hospital,” Phoenix police spokesman Andy Hill said in a statement.
“Our sympathies go out to the family.”
Exodus Tyson had been on life support in hospital since Monday, when she was found by her seven-year-old brother with her neck wrapped in the cable of a treadmill.
The boy called his mother from another room, and the 34-year-old woman freed the girl, called an ambulance and tried to revive her.
Responding officers and firefighters performed CPR on Exodus as they took her to the hospital, where she had been listed in critical condition since Monday.
Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time of the accident and flew Monday to Phoenix, where he was seen entering the hospital.
“We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world,” the family said in a statement.
“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 42-year-old Tyson has been in the news with the US release of the film “Tyson”, a documentary directed by James Toback that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
It offers an engrossing portrayal of the turbulent life of Tyson – from his humble beginnings on the mean streets of Brooklyn to his phenomenal rise as the youngest heavyweight world champion in history, through his epic fall marked by addiction, humiliation in the ring and a rape conviction.