Tyson's daughter dies after hanging

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Phoenix (Arizona, US), May 27 (ANI): Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's four-year-old daughter has died, a day after hanging herself in a freak accident on his treadmill.

The ex-world heavyweight champion, 42, kept a heartbreaking vigil by the side of Exodus on a life-support machine.

She had stopped breathing when her seven-year-old brother Miguel found her with her neck caught in the cord of an exercise machine at the family's home in Phoenix, Arizona.

The girl's mother performed CPR to bring Exodus back to life. Paramedics continued to try and revive her as she was rushed to hospital. But last night, Phoenix police said the little girl was pronounced dead in hospital.

According to The Sun, last night the family issued a statement to reporters saying: "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." (ANI)

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