Mike Tyson’s Daughter Has Passed Away

By: Betsy Waldman / May 26, 2009

We’ve got some horrible news to report tonight.

Mike Tyson‘s four-year-old daughter Exodus Tyson died earlier today, after a fluke accident left her in critical condition yesterday.

The girl was playing on a treadmill on Monday when she managed to get tangled in a cord, which wrapped around her neck. Her 7-year-old brother was the one who stumbled upon his baby sister and alerted his mother. Tyson was in Vegas at the time of the accident and flew home immediately after.

Phoenix police spokesman Andy Hill has announced that Exodus was taken off life support and pronounced dead at 11:45 this morning, and called it a “tragic accident.”

“Somehow she was playing on this treadmill, and there’s a cord that hangs under the console — it’s kind of a loop,” Hill said. “Either she slipped or put her head in the loop, but it acted like a noose, and she was obviously unable to get herself off of it.”

Our sympathies go out to Mike Tyson and his family in this tragic time.