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Mike Tyson's daughter dies after hanging accident

PHOENIX(AP) - The 4-year-old daughter of boxer Mike Tyson died
at a hospital Tuesday, a day her neck apparently got caught in a
treadmill cord at her Phoenix home, police said.

Exodus Tyson was pronounced dead just before noon, police Sgt.
Andy Hill said. She had been on life support and police have said
their investigation showed her injury on Monday was a "tragic
accident."

"There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved
Exodus," the family 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."

Police said Exodus either slipped or put her head in the loop of
a cord hanging under the console. Her 7-year-old brother found her
and told their mother. She took Exodus off the cord, called 911 and
tried to revive her.

Responding officers and firefighters performed CPR as they took
the girl to the hospital.

Former heavyweight champion Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time
of the accident and flew Monday to Phoenix, where he was seen
entering the hospital.

Tyson spokeswoman Cynthia Schwartz said the family had not
arranged a funeral yet and would release a statement later.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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