The legendary boxer George Foreman became famous in the 1970’s for his titanic clash with the iconic Muhammad Ali. Just as Laila Ali followed in her father’s footsteps, Freeda took after George Foreman by pursuing a boxing career. George Foreman retired from boxing in 1997 with a 76-5 record. He won the Heavyweight gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
TMZ reported law enforcement sources told the news outlet that Foreman’s body was found at her home near Houston, Texas by a family member. No foul play is suspected, but police are waiting on the coroner’s office for a cause of death.
George Foreman has been married four times. His first wife, Adrienne Foreman Jones, recently told the Star Tribune she wanted to name their first child, daughter Michi, Georgina. However, it was George Foreman who decided against that.
“My daughter I was going to name Georgianna. I had a friend in Detroit named Georgianna, who was married to [NFLer] Charlie Sanders, and we called her Georgie. But [Foreman] didn’t want me to do that,” she said. “So I got mad when all [his] kids had George in their names, even the girls — there’s Freeda George, Georgetta.”