George Foreman shares emotional tribute following daughter Freeda's death at age 42

Boxing legend George Foreman shared a heart-wrenching memorial in honor of his daughter, Freeda, who died on Saturday at the age of 42.

"Daddy I want to Box, 'Get an Education first' I said, well she brought The bacon home (degree) 2 Kids 3 Grands (Husband)," Foreman wrote on Twitter. "First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda."

"She’s With her maker now. 10 kids forever," added Foreman, who is the father of nine children aside from Freeda. "Just 1 more day I wanted okay 1 more year [1] more decade."

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George Foreman through the years
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(Original Caption) Boxer George Foreman. Shot taken from a low angle shows Foreman striking a workout bag. Undated photograph.
(Original Caption) 1974-George Foreman, heavyweight champion, shown riding in his sports car.
(Original Caption) Boxer Goerge Foreman is shown in a typical waist up boxing pose. Undated.
(Original Caption) 7/11/1974-Houston, TX-World champion George Foreman shows off his new Afro look. Foreman said he plans to wear his hair braided during his fight with Muhammad Ali scheduled for 9/26/1974.
George Foreman, heavyweight champion holds press conference here. Foreman has a bandage over his right eye for a cut he received during sparring session workout.
(Original Caption) Muhammad Ali takes a swig of mineral water while George Foreman looks stone-faced during press conference here. Ali said Foreman is afraid of him and is trying to get out of the fight. Foreman said the fight will go on when the cut over his eye is healed.
(Original Caption) Dressed in African garb, a serious George Foreman waves during his weigh-in 10/27. Foreman defends his world heavyweight title 10/29.
(Original Caption) Foreman's trainer Dick Sadler stands at his side as his trimmer weight of 220 pounds is called off.
SAN JUAN, PR - MARCH 17: George Foreman fights jimmy Young, right, in a heavyweight fight March 17, 1977 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Young won the the fight with a twelve round unanimous decision. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - OCTOBER 15: George Foreman, left, fights John Dino Denis, right, in a heavyweight fight October 15, 1976 at the Sportatorium in Hollywood, Florida. Foreman won the fight in the forth round by TKO. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY - APRIL 19,1991: Evander Holyfield (L) throws a punch against George Foreman during the fight at Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Evander Holyfield won the WBC heavyweight title,WBA World heavyweight title and IBF heavyweight title by a UD 12. (Photo by: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images)
11 Apr 1992: George Foreman throws a left punch at Alex Stewart during the fight. Mandatory Credit: Holly Stein /Allsport
HOME IMPROVEMENT - 'Unchained Malady' - Airdate: February 25, 1992. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) TIM ALLEN;GEORGE FOREMAN
16 Jan 1993: George Foreman lands a straight left blow on Pierre Coetzer during a bout in Reno, Nevada.. Foreman won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Mark Morrison /Allsport
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 584 -- Pictured: (l-r) Former boxer George Foreman, Actress Florence Henderson, host Jay Leno onstage December 1, 1994 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American heavyweight boxer George Foreman preaching to his congregation at The Church Of The Lord Jesus Christ on Lone Oak Road in Houston, Texas, February 1995. Foreman became a born-again Christian and ordained minister in 1977. (Photo by Michael Brennan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, : IBF heavyweight champion George Foreman of the US (L) pulls back after taking a right from challenger Axel Schulz of Germany in the second round of their 22 April title bout at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Foreman held on to his title on a majority decision. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Boxer George Foreman attends Third Annual ESPY Sports Awards on February 13, 1995 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Boxers George Foreman and Larry Holmes attend the press conference for George Foreman and Larry Holmes on July 15, 1998 at the Palace Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 20: Former world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman demonstrates how to cook healthy food on his trademark grill on October 20, 2006 in London, England. He is in London to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his iconic brand and to officially launch a new fundraising partnership between George Foreman Grills and the British Heart Foundation - with the aim of raising GBP300,000 for the charity. (Photo by Jeremy O'Donnell/Getty Images)
George Foreman during George Foreman Photocall - October 20, 2006 at Trafalgar Square in London, Great Britain. (Photo by David Lodge/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MAY 21: Former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman attends a book signing of his new book 'God In My Corner' at Barnes and Noble May 21, 2007 in New York City. The memoir chronicles Foreman's religious conversion 30 years ago. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 19: George Foreman attends a news conference announcing the formation of Foreman Boys Promotions which will be run by his sons George Foreman Jr. and George Foreman IV at The Frank Erwin Center on March 19, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 01: Larry Holmes and George Foreman attend the Sports Illustrated Tribute to Muhammad Ali at The Muhammad Ali Center on October 1, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen Cohen/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
GEORGE - Starring former world heavyweight champion George Foreman as a retired boxer who takes on a new challenge when he starts and after-school program for feisty, problem students. (ABC/Bob D'Amico) TONY T. JOHNSON, GEORGE FOREMAN, LAUREN ROBINSON
GEORGE - Starring former world heavyweight champion George Foreman as a retired boxer who takes on a new challenge when he starts and after-school program for feisty, problem students. (ABC/Bob D'Amico) TONY T. JOHNSON, GEORGE FOREMAN, SHERYL LEE RALPH, LAUREN ROBINSON
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Freeda, who followed in her famous father's footsteps with a short-lived but impressive boxing career, was found dead in her home hear Houston, and foul play is not suspected, multiple sources report.

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18 Aug 2000: Freeda Foreman lands a left jab during a fight against LaQuanda Landers at the Regent Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Foreman defeated Landers by a KO in the 2nd round.Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
18 Aug 2000: Freeda Foreman celebrates in the ring after winning the fight against LaQuanda Landers at the Regent Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Foreman defeated Landers by a KO in the 2nd round.Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
31 Mar 2000: Freeda Foreman daughter of George Foreman poses in the ring for the camera during a press conference at the Regent Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
E366916. 03/31/00. Las Vegas, NV. Boxer Freeda Foreman daughter of George Foreman takes a break from training. Picture by DAN CALLISTER Online USA Inc
18 Aug 2000: Freeda Foreman walks in the ring as she watches LaQuanda Landers attempt to get up during a fight at the Regent Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Foreman defeated Landers by a KO in the 2nd round.Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
George Foreman launches a fundraising partnership between George Foreman Grills and the British Heart Foundation, with the aim of raising £300,000 for the charity, central London.
American George Foreman raises his arms in victory after knocking out Terry Anderson in the first round
(L-R) Former World Heavyweight Champions George Foreman, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali on the set of Wogan, hosted by Joanna Lumley
(L-R) Former World Heavyweight Champions Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman at a press conference to publicize the launch of the video 'Champions Forever', a tribute to their fight careers
American boxing legends (l-r) Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Muhammad Ali
Former heavyweight champion George Foreman (C) and his sons George Foreman III (L) and George Foreman IV pose during the Television Critics Association 2008 summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 9, 2008. Foreman and his sons star in the TV Land series "Family Foreman" which premieres on July 16. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
Boxers George Foreman (L) and Larry Holmes, both former heayweight world champions, pose after a news conference December 1 in Beverly Hills announcing their boxing match scheduled for January 23, 1999, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. This is the first time they will face each other in the ring, with the fight labelled "The Birthday Bash" in honour of Foreman's 50th birthday shortly before the match. FSP/KM
Forty-eight-year-old two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman (L) battles with Shannon Briggs, 25, in their 12-round fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on November 22. Foreman lost the fight by a majority decision and suggested afterwards that his boxing career was over. SPORT BOXING
Boxing greats Muhamad Ali (L) and George Foreman pose for photographers backstage of the 69th annual Academy Awards, March 24. Foreman and Ali were the subjects of the documentary film, "When We Were Kings," that won an Oscar for Documentary Feature. OSCARS
Heavyweight champion George Foreman (L) poses with Axel Schulz of Germany at a press conference where they announced a heavyweight title fight February 14 in New York
Heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (R) faces off with former champion George Foreman at a New York press conference November 20, 1990, held to plug their upcoming fight April 19 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. SCANNED FROM NEGATIVE REUTERS/Stringer/Ray Stubblebine RFS/CMC
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Freeda won her first five bouts in the ring in 2000, before her first loss a year later, and retired with a 5-1 record to focus her attention on caring for her family and various personal passions.

Freeda is survived by her husband, their two children, three grandchildren, as well as her parents and siblings.

 

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