Boxer George Foreman’s daughter Freeda was 42 years old when she died this past weekend. She was found unresponsive, and a report from authorities in Texas say indications are it was suicide as she was found hanged.
There was no suspicion of foul play. The final, official cause has not been announced by a coroner. Freeda Foreman, a boxer promoter who was once a professional boxer, leaves behind a husband, two children, three grandchildren and 11 siblings, according to TMZ entertainment news website.
Freeda Foreman is one of three notable people who have died by suicide in the past week. Twenty-three year old Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin was found dead in her residence on March 8.
Catlin earned three world championship titles in a row with the U.S. women’s pursuit team from 2016-2018. On March 3, singer Keith Flint, of the band Prodigy, was found dead in his home. It was ruled a suicide by hanging, the BBC reports.
Suicide statistics are staggering: In the United States, it is the 10th leading cause of death. In 2017, there were as estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts in the nation, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says more than 47,000 died by suicide.
Suffocation, including hangings, is the second leading method for suicide deaths, behind those involving firearms.