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Tyson Opens Up About His Daughter's Passing

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Back in May, Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter, Exodus, was discovered unconscious and wrapped in an exercise treadmill cord. Little Exodus was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Tyson is now speaking out about the horrible accident and how he's trying to continue living his life.

Turns out Mike will soon be appearing on Fox's new series, Brothers, which stars Michael Strahan and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell.


The heavyweight champ will be making a cameo as he shows up on screen to collect money from Strahan, but adds that the acting gig is helping him get over his depression.

Says Tyson:

"I knew Chill over 25 years ago. I met Mike recently. I really was beating myself up over my daughter. I was staying in the house, depressed; it was a dark moment in my life. This keeps me functioning as a healthy human being."

I am working with dealing with it. I have spoken to a lot of people. I have become a member of an exclusive club no one wants to join. I have been told the pain never stops but you get over it. I am going through a process, trying to heal. I am in denial, because I don't know how to handle it. I don't know what to do or say. I appreciate everybody who supported me."

That's probably the most sincere and honest-sounding Tyson's ever been in an interview.

The show will premiere on September 25th with Tyson's episode airing later in the season.

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43 comments to “Tyson Opens Up About His Daughter's Passing”

  1. 1

    I heard a saying once..
    'A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. But, there is no word for a parent who loses a child because its so awful'

    I couldnt imagine loosing my children

  2. 2

    that is so sad :( r.i.p exodus

  3. 3

    So sad : (

  4. 4

    I feel sorry for any parent who loses a child. Devestating! I never want to go through that…ever!

  5. 5

    Yes, "Chill". Cast member of The John Larroquette Show, Veronica's Closet, and Ed. Paralyzed from the waist down in 2001.

  6. 6

    could you imagine your daughter showing up with him and announcing they are getting married???? not me

  7. Laury says – reply to this


    The man's a douche but what happened to his daughter is horrible. Not even the biggest douche on Earth deserves this. Stay strong Mile.

  8. 8

    I don't like Mike Tyson,but I do feel for him about losing his daughter.
    It's a parents worse nightmare. May she RIP.

  9. 9

    I honestly feel really bad for him… very sad situation.

  10. 10

    It's really true: when you lose a child, loved one, etc. - when someone we love goes to the other side - it is excruciatingly painful. Somehow, some way, we become better human beings. We are deeper, more understanding and compassionate. And, in essence, others are drawn to us for that new "character" we possess. May we all learn from our losses.

  11. 11

    wow. i will be praying for him.

  12. 12

    i could care less how he feels - he's not a very compassionate, humble or considerate human being……feelings as these are reserved for ones that deserve it. my heart aches for the little girl that I'd imagine did suffer what sounds to be a horrible death. She is now with our Father, rest in peace.

  13. 13

    I feel bad for the CONVICTED RAPIST.

  14. 14

    Re: SarahFair – @ 1 - i never heard that saying but it is all too true…….thank u for sharing…….

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  17. 17

    You never get over losing a child. The pain and emptiness is always there.

  18. 18

    That big dumb bohunk probably never even met his daughter.

  19. 19

    So depressed he got married the next day.

  20. 20

    Re: Canadiana717 – by the way, i found your dress, or whats left of it……… letz go shopping…….. how about the time in the change room?????????♥♥ ((((WET KISS))))))))

  21. 21

    So sad. :(

  22. 22

    So sad.
    What a horrible way to die.

  23. 23

    my 6 year old died 3 years ago…

    the above quote exactly says how it feels…exactly

  24. 24

    Re: PinkSnake – So did Dog the Bounty Hunter… Life must go on after death.

  25. 25

    Re: JigSaw – Don't worry Jigz.. We'll only have one girl, this way, we can keep a watchful eye on her! :P

  26. 26

    I love Mike! I feel terrible for his loss.. That's the only words a person can offer.. Though I'm sure they'll make no difference.. :'(

  27. 27

    ummmm didnt he have a wedding like a week after her passing?? doesnt sound like he was too depressed

  28. 28

    I hate to say that i know exactly how he feels, also being a member of that club. it teaches you so much about life though… they say when you almost die that you learn to appreciate your life that much more…. but that is nothing compared to what happens to you when your child doesn't make it…and it is so hard to try to turn it into a positive. if your parent, or friend, or just anyone in your life who has actually lived…when they go, it's easy to say "well, look at all they did do. look at the positive things they did" and you can appreciate the life they had. when it's a kid…you can only look at all the things they missed out on. ugh. i'm gonna cry now. this sucks for anyone.

  29. 29

    so sad :(

  30. 30

    Poor guy, so unfortunate…no one deserves to lose a child :(

  31. 31

    Re: mommytee – I can not imagine. Prayers for all.

  32. 32

    Re: Long Dong Connery – Oh God !

  33. 33

    I know Mike, and he has a very big heart. I can't imagine how that heart is breaking.

  34. 34

    Re: andriiiiia – Don't judge.. This isn't something to joke and judge about.. He's in pain just like any other parent would be who lost a child.. Keep comments like that to yourself please.. Time for sympathy, not apathy..

  35. 35

    Yeah, I was wondering did he even greive his own daughter's death. He seemed a little to giddy to be at the Teen Choice Award's. Very sad.

  36. 36

    So sad. I pray that Mike finds the healing he needs. :(
    "A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. But, there is no word for a parent who loses a child because its so awful" ~the quote from the first comment

  37. 37

    Just saw him a week ago coming out of Best Buy in Phoenix (16th/C-back) with his daughter and a friend. I was walking in and said 'Champ', nodded, and smiled. He smiled broadly back and then I caught him and his smile at each other. It was a surprisingly nice moment.

  38. 38

    Rumor has it that Tyson's Mickey Mouse voice will be edited with a voice over of a tough guys…

  39. 39

    Re: breckensmom – awww, I'm so sorry about your precious baby. Hugs to you…

  40. 40

    Bless his heart! God Bless his whole family!

  41. MP says – reply to this


    That's very sad about his daughter. I would tell him you don't move on, you move through.

  42. 42

    Mike supposively changed a lot in recent years. Even though it is compeltely from a lowest spot a person can imagine, his comments seem to reflect that he is truly a changed man. I hope so. I have never liked him, but even before her horrific death, he sounded much more gorunded and I found myself warming up to him. A kinder gentler Mike that can throw a punch to protect his family is one everyone could soften up to.

  43. @v@ says – reply to this


    How honest is his statement. When he doesn't know what to do or say, I hope he knows that it's OK to just float down the river and let the current carry you for a while. XO