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Family members of George Foreman's daughter Freeda Foreman are having a difficult time coming to terms with her death by apparent suicide.

Foreman, 42, was pronounced dead at her home near Houston, Texas on Friday, March 8.

Family members discovered the former women's boxer hanged by her neck in a closet in her home.

George Foreman, the two-time heavyweight boxer, remembered his daughter in a tweet on Sunday morning.

"Heaven send so many wonders; too many to have questions about any one thing or event in my life. Lippizana colt just born on the ranch," he wrote, alongside a photo of a newborn horse standing beside a fully grown horse.

In an exclusive interview with KHOU, her family members wanted Freeda to be remember the way she lived, not how she died.

"She asked me a couple of weeks ago, 'Mom, what was the biggest joy of your life?' And I told her, 'The day that you were put in my arms,'" her mother Andre Skeete said she told her only daughter.

Freeda was mom to 2 daughters, 24-year-old Justice Green and 12-year-old Marlena Foreman.

She was also grandmother-of-3.

"She loved to be close to me," Skeete said. "She loved to be up under me. She loved to cuddle with me. Just like that. (It's OK). Wherever we were. (It's OK)," Skeete said.

Freeda's oldest daughter, Justice, was listening nearby. "She defended me," Justice told KHOU. "She always defended me."

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Skeete remembered Freeda following her dad's footsteps to blaze her own trail in women's boxing. Freeda had a 5-1 boxing record. She retired in 2001.

Skeete said, "She called me one day and she said, 'Mom, I'm going to be a boxer.' I'm like, 'Really?' I just left everything I was doing, hoped on a flight to Denver and I stayed there with her. How old were you baby? Five?"

But Justice broke down and cried before she could answer her grandmother's question.

"It doesn't hit now. I just, I don't, I just, I just don't believe she's gone because it doesn't happen, it's not supposed to happen," Justice said through tears.

The family asked for privacy and respect while they try to get through this tough time.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, someone is waiting to speak with you 24 hours a day.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1.800.273.8255(TALK).

Photos by Dan Callister Online USA Inc/Hulton Archive/Getty Images and Al Bello /Allsport /Getty Images Sport

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    You got to have a serious mental issue or some real nerve to just take your own life!it also the most horrible thing you can do to your family

  • Kanyade

    Mercy. Condolences to the family.

  • Vonn

    I was very sad to hear this. Prayers for her family, especially her 12 year old. There's always more questions than answers with a suicide.

  • Ghost

    ?????? For the family...RIP

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    UNbeleivable! And I really mean that!

  • free

    heartbreaking for those left behind.

  • Kimocha

    Wow!... I didn't know this is how she passed... Depression is so real!... My prayers and condolences go out to the family... May she RIP

  • gellie

    Feel for that family. Very, very sad.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    This is heartbreaking. God bless her children.
    Life is challenging. I know we get tired of fighting; i just don't know what makes people give up completely.... she must have been in SO much pain.
    RIP Freeda.

  • Cricket404

    Sad. They say it's like your nerves sending repetitive signals to your brain to self destruct over and over and over. When your inner voice is fighting to destroy you. Poor thing, RIP.

  • WhoKnew

    Rest in peace. Freeda.

    I think when people have very, very dark thoughts like suicide that they should definitely utilize professional resources that are available and very easy to find but then I think if you believe in the Lord instead of using your days and nights planning to take your life, sit down in a quiet place and talk to God about your situation, and then pray fervently about it as well. Trust, God is listening.

  • Yoni7

    Oh no. My condolences. I read (lil) about this but didn't know it was suicide. They had that lil yt 23-year old Olympian that died all up and through the news.

  • Truth7981

    Not surprised. All the kids that are shown, her eyes look dead. It's a double edge sord when you have successful parents sometimes. Always trying to live up to the hype and have no idea where to start your own journey.

  • AphroKween

    Please dont judge because you never know what demons people are fighting on a daily basis. Have empathy or simple keep your coments to yourself, thanks.

  • WinterIsComing

    My goodness. You never know what folks are going through.

  • Yoni7

    There's always more questions than answers with a suicide.
    __________________
    THIS! Especially when you didn't see it coming....if THAT makes sense. It's totally different from any other death. You're FOREVER left with the question "WHY?"........looooooooooonnnnnnggggg after they're gone.

  • Renee

    When a person decides their own death date, should we be sad?! I try to keep my emotions out of this type of scenario. Her family members will have to find ways to cope & accept this 1. I do hope the best for them!
    Who is the writer of this post? I had trouble following the narrative. Did anyone else?

  • WinterIsComing

    EEEEEMPATHY?! Robert doesn’t have any.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Those demons translate to mental illness.and I have empathy for her family and wonder why in the word would somebody harm their famliy in such a way... I feel the same way about people who do drugs and drink

  • rory

    Yes, sit down where you can feel comfortable and talk to HIM. Or write it down, write what you are feeling and going through. Get it out and then after a bit, read what you just wrote.

  • Yoni7

    When a person decides their own death date, should we be sad?!
    _________________
    Until YOU'VE experienced such a tragedy.....and I pray that you don't, it would probably be best to just give your condolences and move on.

  • Renee26

    Sad... Left her young daughter and grands behind... She must've had some strong demons cause a lot of times children give people more of a reason to keep going even when they get down.

  • WinterIsComing

    True.

  • Renee26

    Read it in Big Draco's voice ?

  • Yardgirl

    Oh no!! RIP and condolences to her family. Recently a friend found his wife dead. He posted her passing on FB then disappeared. People were curious/upset and with him not talking and neither was her family the rumors started. Connecting the dots it appears to be suicide as a result of depression. Mental health is not taken seriously and it should. ???????

  • WhoKnew

    Absolutely. And do it as many times as you have to and need to and it will begin to feel better and clearer and life will look more like worth living than taking. It requires all of your faith in God to take that baby step toward saving yourself. It's like walking on an egg shell because every step you take on that egg, you hope it doesn't crack. That egg being that voice in your head that's saying: Do it! Jump! You absolutely have to trust God at that point.

  • WinterIsComing

    Suicide is no joke! Had a friend drive to a construction site an hour away to shoot himself in the head. No one saw it coming. Now there are a few folks I wouldn’t mind taking their own lives-pedophiles, rapists, racists.

  • WinterIsComing

    Exactly!

  • Renee

    I have experienced that & worse. I asked ”Should we be sad?!” I did not ask how I should respond. I do not need advice from a media bot.

  • Yoni7

    I know.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Shouldn’t you be crawling in a cave somewhere you white troll.

  • justlooking

    My prayers to the Foreman family and friends.

    Listen folks, I know it's hard to be positive or even try when your mind is consumed with negative thoughts. Suicide is not the answer. Express your thoughts and feelings to someone or write them down. I promise there is at least person cares enough to help. Stay Strong.

  • Yoni7

    Oooooh you ugly for that one. I've experienced it as well. Sorry for YOUR loss.

  • LYRICS

    *sword* hun sword

  • Vegas1989

    Yes!!!...Please love on yourself...I know life can be hard & cruel but you can't let that get the best of you. My heart goes out to the Foreman family as they have so many questions and no answers to them....

  • LYRICS

    Prayers to the family

  • Mielle Downey

    Sending love a prayers to the family. GOD bless her loved one during this difficult time.

  • Renee26

    ?

  • WinterIsComing

    Well that escalated quickly

  • Yoni7

    Yep. And I'm over it.....THAT quick. LOL Demons and ugly kids, chile. Demons and ugly chirren! LOL

  • free

    lol WHY did you mess it up for me? i read that and understood it and didn't even think about it lol

  • Yoni7

    LOL Maybe it was a typo, Lyrics. LOL

  • free

    at least it will get pronounced correctly though lol

  • Phillybruh

    Check on people, even if they don't appear to need it.

  • Yoni7

    IKR. LMAOOOOOOOO When she hit'em with the "hun", tho'. LMAOOOOO

  • Yoni7

    Already did TWO folks this morning.

  • Renee Bee

    Yoohooo! Just making sure y'all know that ain't me dawg.

  • Topic Influencer

    Fukk you

  • Renee

    Bitter!

  • Renee

    So ratchett!?

  • LYRICS

    Don't gimmie that "typo" ish! LMAO!! These damn smart phones are smarter than we are nowadays! Them ishts can even predict what we want to say, so the phone KNOWS, it's the human! LMAO!

  • LYRICS

    Ah! A bright side!! LMAOOOOO!!! LOVE IT!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    not even your vibe, Boo.

  • DroneRivers

    And he had the nerve to tell me last week that I don't know how to put myself in other people's shoes lol. Only people I've seen him show empathy for is R. Kelly, Future and trump. That tells you all you need to know!

  • Renee Bee

    Thanks Nan. Hope all is well with you.

  • DroneRivers

    RIP to her and condolences to the family. That's so sad, especially that 12 year old being left so suddenly.

  • Yoni7

    So the human MEANT sord and not sword ? LMAOO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOOOOOOOO I know! LMAOOOOO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you could also try to put yourself in her shoes and think about how she's struggled to keep up a brave front FOR her family all these years. when people say they never saw it coming, that's because their loved one probably didn't want to "burden" them with their struggles. unfortunately, that approach only leads to even greater isolation. it's just sad all around.

  • Dasright

    Feeling sadness is natural in cases like this. Suicide is mostly contemplated and completed under duress. We mourn for the pain that our loved ones felt in that moment and feel sadness that they couldn't beat their demons.

  • DroneRivers

    Uh, yeah you should be sad. Try to imagine what kind of pain a person must be in to decide that is the only option they have, even willing to leave behind their loved ones.

  • WinterIsComing

    ?????? He didn’t say that?! Robert is crazy.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    they not even tryna be original Boo! smh....
    let's get some healthy hobbies going on folks... it's whole craft stores out there with unpainted bird houses, LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
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  • DroneRivers

    He did and he sure is lol

  • bemetoo

    all these people love to hang around dangaling

  • Renee Bee

    Jen you just wait until Renee26 check back in. Lawd!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm struggling with this hour ('cause my clock man didn't change the display on the stove, so i hung out in the kitchen an hour too long watching youtube), but other than that i can't complain, LOL!!!

  • DroneRivers

    LOL

  • Renee

    I disagree! I cannot imagine! I do appreciate your comment though. Plus, it shows how much balance you possess to share and not go off because I do not agree. TY

  • Yoni7

    Leave it alone.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • LYRICS

    Yup!! Listen, I had this full idiot spell *lingerie* "launderay" okkkk, then try to convince me that it was the "autocorrect" NEEEGRO NO!! Clearly you were sounding out a word that u cannot spell! LMAO! Helps to decipher the ppl who actually read books and not only blog articles!

  • Topic Influencer

    No more like just a bish.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    neither Renee Bee nor Renee26 'sound' like that font. i was looking like, hmmm... iont know this one, LOL!

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOOOO Why am I over here WEAK!!!!! LMAOOOOO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Topic Influencer

    How do we know she had mental issues? This could actually be a result of CTE. IJS. Its sad either way tho. RIP to her.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Just fake as fawk ........ chile ..... login blocked Nan .... I ain't got time ... may be that damn fool again smh ..... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/240ae0df4e7566ab34861c6de3d14335be8495641fd48b61a8d702e7bfb6b15e.gif

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Lord bless her!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Yoni7

    RIGHT! That's how I knew. I was looking at the post sideways like "waymen......" going down the "renee" list like "Nah, not that one. Ain't that one either. COULDN'T be that one. Oh, isssa troll." *hits edit and adds d!ck ala carte for 0.99.*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Renee

    Duress-threats, violence, constraints, or other action brought to bear on someone to do something against their will or better judgment.
    I do understand where you are coming from. But I do not agree. TY for commenting.

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOOO.....but a clock was on yo foam. LMAOOO

  • Renee Bee

    But you know DST was coming. Shake it off and get to work. Lol.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I always feel worse for the kids more than anybody else. I hope the child wasn't on the scene when they found the body. That would be pretty cruel to do to a 12 yr old child.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I done warned folks ... that one pretends to be men and women ..... when I block .... and others block .... it looks to see what commenter gets attention from other roses ...... and mimics that login just to get a response ...... smh be aware https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f56f91ec5d1e6ea10fd71b672316a880e1f03a5c396c4c082547a28b78231e74.gif

  • Topic Influencer

    She was same age as me and her two girls same age range as my two girls. 24 and 12. Mine are 24 and 14. My kids would be so lost and so hurt. Im so sad for them.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    sad part, i didn't know until late Friday. i promise i left work early.... i was SHOOK.

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    Prayers and condolences to the Foreman family and friends.

    When we were going through a separation my ex-husband told me was going to go home and kill himself. After debating myself a couple hours I went home to check on him. He was knocked out in the basement after extinguishing the oven pilot and filling the house with gas. When he plucks my last nerve I wonder how different life would be if I had just tossed a match instead of calling 911.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Yoni7

    Don't! LMAOOOO

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOO

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    iont be stud'n that foam when i'm in the house. when i found out i was an hour off was when i laid down and pick up the foam to set my wake-up alarm. i sat up like TF???!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b25c55f880104788ab280e26748e8bbe2ddcb658e261a54c8e0848bcab10a924.gif

  • Yoni7

    BAY-BEE!!! Throw the whole "foam" away! LMAOOOO

  • Chocolate

    So sad..survivors of a loved one’s suicide feel guilt and have unanswered questions for life.
    Prayers up!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Renee Bee

    Lmao. Remember I am in the Caribbean so DST dies not affect me. Our time stays constant. The only time I notice the change is on the cable TV lineups.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Exactly a lot

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Giggles

  • DroneRivers

    I imagine losing a parent is NEVER easy, but at least with an illness or old age we can try to prepare. With this, it's so out of nowhere. I can't even imagine how those girls feel.

  • Yoni7

    Yaaassss! And she had Grandkids! No ma'am!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Trace da Ace

    damn....RIP

  • Topic Influencer

    Heart just weeps.

  • DroneRivers

    Oh my lol

  • DroneRivers

    Oh my lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
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  • Yoni7

    I don't block folks! They can block me tho'. LOL

  • Yoni7

    I don't block folks! They can block me tho'. LOL

  • Topic Influencer

    Jed makes me cry EVERY TIME

  • Topic Influencer

    Jed makes me cry EVERY TIME

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Topic Influencer

    I didnt for a LONG time. It will make your experience here much better. I blocked a long timer last week and it hurt me. But he had TA GEAUX. Its rare I block a regular lol.

  • Topic Influencer

    I didnt for a LONG time. It will make your experience here much better. I blocked a long timer last week and it hurt me. But he had TA GEAUX. Its rare I block a regular lol.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Dasright

    I know what duress means, and it was used correctly in my paragraph. In a suicidal individuals mind, their is always another voice telling them to go through with it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    that last part tho... LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

    (bless you for checking on him)

  • Renee

    Bitter!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .... much love I block ..... to sensitive for these heathens ..... don't even wanna see that shyt .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f810f9dcac935e19c5cd01c08f3297b7f95d43412be1355598b96703fee26e5.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    is that the concussion thing Shug? ('cause if it is, i thought about that when i saw the boxing photo, smh)

  • LYRICS

    RITE!!! LMAO!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    what yall used to say in the old garden... "roll call"??? LMAO!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it's a whole mess, smh

  • Fiya

    Another hanging?? Yeah right.....BS. Another hit, due to "pay-up-time".

  • Renee

    I still believe it was used incorrectly. How do you know what was going on in her mind? Voices?! This is all conjecture.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Do any family members of celebrities die due to anything other than sacrifice?

  • Miss Thang

    Mental health is so very important.

  • Shira Harding-James

    His daughter passes and he tweets about a baby horse being born?! Lol

  • Yoni7

    I would be too upset if I blocked a long-timer. LOL I honestly just scroll by their post.........and IF I feel like it, downvote the fukk up outta their sh!t. LOL

  • Renee Bee

    Bwahahahaha!

  • Vonn

    Yes, it makes sense. I feel deeply for the family.

  • Shira Harding-James

    I can’t!!

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • garrisonville

    you should be sad because it means the person was in unbearable pain. just the thought of that alone is heartbreaking. that's, if you have a heart. i bet you would feel so much different if this was one of your loved ones.

  • Topic Influencer

    Yep

  • garrisonville

    that's what i'd like to know

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Roll call .... #Throwback...... Yep!!!!! May need to bring dat back shewt..... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51c6b3f7a6512ebaa1918af76267cbf3565dd650397e2957034187e652b8b8a3.gif

  • Yoni7

    *ugly tears*

  • Alextra Ballard

    RIP...sending prayers and comfort to the Foreman family

  • Yoni7

    And then we use to question THAT, like "Answer three more questions so we know it's real." LOL

  • Renee

    I would not feel sad if they committed suicide. That was their choice. I respect my loved ones enough to respect their choices whether I agree or not. I deal with loved ones as if this is their last moment. If they did not think about me being sad when they took their life, then sadness is misplaced. That is just how I view it. Just because I am not emotional does not have any bearing on anything other than sound emotional management. I do care.

  • GrapeCrush

    Yeah that left me scratching my head too ?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Oh wow.. RIP.. this world is so ugly people just want out.. Prayers to those who are or have ever dealt with this type of death. If you are depressed, please seek the help to cope.

  • Renee26

    Hey Jenie!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well, we're glad you didnt toss that. match. Otherwise, you'd be viewing this website from the prison computer right now ?

  • WhoKnew

    Left me wondering too. Denial maybe?

  • WhoKnew

    Good point. I was thinking about a concussion as well. I watched a documentary last summer on concussions in the NFL and how some former players had committed suicide because of it. It was very sad to watch but quite informative.

    One of the players had committed suicide while waiting to get paid from that massive settlement that was reached for CTE survivors. I think his family said they were hemming and hawing about paying him and when they learned he'd committed suicide they really buckled down on not paying his wife. His wife offered his "brain" (sounds gross I know but it's part of their story) for research and the research showed he in fact had CTE, so they went back to the drawing table trying to get that settlement. But more importantly, she wanted the research to be able to help others suffering with CTE. That it might save another's life.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    OK... so maybe it's not just me.
    I thought that was a little bit... weird??

  • WhoKnew

    Amen.

  • WhoKnew

    There is at least one person who will listen and talk with you. And if I have to be that one person to a total stranger, I would absolutely do it without hesitation.

  • WhoKnew

    Y'all funny. Keep it moving with love.

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    I am still haunted by the thought of what would have happened if I had not gone.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • justlooking

    Sometimes it's a total stranger.

    I've had people tell me things, just because I smiled or said hello. Long before I knew better, I would say I wish I wasn't so friendly. I've learned that it made a positive impact.

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    Naw. Couldn't do that. I hate him but I love him.

  • WhoKnew

    I love these GIFs. Whenever I see one I like "blewp", I'm copying it - like this one....sniggles.

  • Miss Thang

    Lmao. I’m like wth does this have to do with his daughter????

  • WhoKnew

    It really does make a positive impact to be kind to others you meet along the way because we really do not know what they might be going through and that "smile" or that "have a great day" may be all they needed to help them feel better in that precise moment.

  • Sweetness

    *deep exhale cuz somebody read my mind* Thanks Fiya???

  • justlooking

    I've definitely taken that MOTTO here at the office. IT's a stressful environment...I've been in worse. And I've had to say that. CALM down, its not that serious. No one died, because xyz didn't respond.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/19b8c084fa2a7220eb35dad22d2c08736659201e0b499275f1fbe69b3627e701.jpg

  • Sid

    Freeda had a obsession with baby horses as a child. She loved horses and riding them. I’m guessing that’s why he made the post.

    I’m lying I have no idea why he posted that? A baby horse? Weird

  • KcoolMuziq
  • ClaireHuxtable

    Such a simple gesture makes a world of difference.

  • WhoKnew

    I hope and pray that Freeda finds the peace on the other side that she was seeking and that whatever was causing her so much pain has now passed away too.

    Still, I can't help wonder why hang yourself. A family member's death is going to be hard enough as it is. But to come home, open the closet door and find your loved one hanging there is just an unimaginable punch in the heart. It leaves an indelible mark on the psyche because that picture will forever be etched in the mind(s) of the person or persons who found her. It just makes me wonder did she want to intentionally hurt her family by letting them find her hung. I mean why not a nice peaceful way like pills if you're insistent on doing it? I'm not judging. I'm just saying.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Can 1/2 the NASA budget and put it in MH!

  • Coffy

    She is so pretty, she must have suffered from depression.

  • WhoKnew

    Yep, it does.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I thought I was the only who caught that. smdh

  • WhoKnew

    Go you! Yea you! Keep on keeping calm and smile on!

  • Meme

    Well done apparently it's the ones that are happy and smiley you have to look out for *sigh* not just people who outwardly seem depressed

  • Sharlette A Gilbert

    Dear Sandra,
    Please start transcribing your stories on YouTube, for those of us that like to listen to your news. Thank you.

  • Yoni7

    I just did it because they were on my mind. Usually when someone is on my mind heavy, I check in with them some kind of way. Also depends on who the person is. IF we don't too much speak "like that", I just say a lil prayer for'em.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    SAD.

    Depression has to be discussed more! I watch the soap, “A Million Little Things,” and it deals with depression, in a very realistic way!

    The Black-ish TV mom, Jennifer Lewis can describe and talk about her battle with depression that made me see clearer, why people can’t just snap out of it!

    I can’t cope with experiencing depression or having a sense of hopelessness, so my heart goes out to suffers!

    Peace and Blessings to this family!

  • SpiceGirl

    Just sad! Prayers to the family

  • Renee Bee

    Maybe the reincarnation angle.

  • Meme

    very kind of you to say a prayer....we all need it

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    RIP no more suffering.

  • Yardgirl

    What do you mean? I’s confused!?

  • WhoKnew

    I've read a few comments below that Freeda may have been depressed. We're probably all wondering what happened to this beautiful woman to make her feel there was no other way out. See, this is where the problem lies. Mental health, depression and just being out right cray cray is frowned upon by some families. It's the family secret that nobody talks about.

    There is no shame to being different and needing help for being different. It reminds me of stories I've heard about back in the 20s, 30s and 40s when it was absolutely taboo to have a retarded or mentally ill child or family member. The person usually was kept in a locked room, because heaven forbid if they put the person in a public asylum and someone found out about it and blabbed it all over town. Jesus, can we please stop attaching shame to mental illness? And for the love of Christ can we please take off the mask of false pride and put on the full armor of God and trust him and deal with mental illness and depression accordingly? No shame. No false pride. Just a God who loves everyone of us and whom each of us can absolutely TRUST and have FAITH in without seeing.

  • leapyearpisces

    I am starting to believe it is something that they are putting in our food, that is exacerbating already fragile conditions (ex, depression). You know what? I am pretty sure diet and what is being put in our foods are attributing (at the very least, CONTRIBUTING) to some of this stuff.

  • Logan Roberts

    It depends on what he did to me, otherwise that ninja would've been casper the friendly ghost ?.

  • NewNew

    We're being poisoned in every way imaginable leading to emotional/mental issues, infertility, obesity, autism, cancer, etc. I believe that some form of population control is at play. I really do.

  • WhoKnew

    ION. But my son and I were discussing something about two months ago. I'm trying to remember what happened. Something had happened in the news and we were talking about whether the government was doing it on purpose as a way to control the population.

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    Probably a clumsy way for him to say there is life and birth even with death and dying.

  • NewNew

    Hanging is more effective than pills. Pills can fail and then you end up with brain damage, or you throw them up involuntarily. Hanging doesn't take too long. Also, when someone's in that much pain they're focused on relieving it so they are not as worried about how finding their body that way will make others feel. I'm sad for her and her family but "glad" she found relief on her own terms. Glad isn't the right word, but are there any right words in this situation? I wish she hadfound relief while continuing her life ?

  • WhoKnew

    Oh, I just remembered. We had heard a story that some people "may" have been intentionally exposed to fatal strains of the flu. And he and I were wondering why the government would do this "if it were true". And we both said at the same time "population control."

  • WhoKnew

    Oh, I see. Right. You can never find the right words in a situation like this. Well, like you said I wish she had found relief while continuing her life ?

  • NewNew

    You did the right thing. Lord knows the guilt you may have felt had you not checked on him/saved him. He is so blessed to have had you.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Prayers for the children and family

  • NewNew

    I fully believe this is actively going on in many developed countries. Meanwhile whenever i'm in the Caribbean eating "organic" foods my health improves. They don't call it organic because they don't have to, that's just how the food is.

  • leapyearpisces

    I am telling you...yeah, SOMETHING isn't right, and food is our FIRST medicine before anything else, and yes, I believe we are being poisoned, amongst other things via food, and its just not with MEAT either. Vegans and vegetarians (in which I cycle 3 months on and 3 months off) love to talk about meat and all the stuff in that , which is true...but its also in non-meat products as well. It's to the point you really can't trust anything you eat, unless you grow it, pick it and cook it yourself, and then depending on what you are using to grow your food with, that is even up in the air, but back to the subject at hand, I NEVER EVER heard or seen so many people commit suicide than I have in the last 5 years, and I know food / diet is playing a contributing factor. Also, another contributing factor is the side effects of all these dang on Big Pharma medicines. Why the hell a medicine that is suppose to treat a digestive issue, may cause depression and suicidal thoughts? Why all the dang on mental meds have a side effect of suicidal thoughts-ALL OF THEM!!! Isn't that counterproductive?

  • NewNew

    It's sad. Suicidal people think everyone will be better off when they're gone. I'm most sad for her children because they'll carry some sort of misplaced guilt about this, I'm sure.

  • NewNew

    Everything you said I believe. I started growing my own herbs/vegetables at the top of this year because I don't trust none of what's out there. And you are correct, what you use to grow your food (plant food, miracle grow) could be contaminated as well. The ish is scary

  • Shira Harding-James

    I believed you for a minute lol

  • WhoKnew

    So what do you use to grow your herbs and vegetables? I've been thinking about doing the same thing.

  • WhoKnew

    Very interesting. And when you say they don't call it organic because they don't have to, that's just how the food is it really makes me wonder about the food in America. I went to the grocery store over the weekend and I was looking for fresh ginger for a head cold and they had regular ginger and organic. So now I'm beginning to see some clarity with organic food. But since it is America, how can we be sure the organic food is still organic because the government still regulates the sell of it?

  • NewNew

    We can't be sure of anything. I started growing ginger myself but it was grown from a piece that I bought at the grocery store so it's not necessarily safe. You can grow so many vegetables and herbs from leftover kitchen scraps but you have to be sure of the quality of the original or the regrown scraps are tainted too. Ugh

  • NewNew

    I got an aerogarden for Christmas and have been using that. You can set up a whole hydroponic system in a closet or your basement though. There are a million videos on YouTube that show you how to set it up. I started small with my aerogarden but plan on consulting my local hydroponic store to hire someone to set up a legit system for me. I hope to be able to grow most of my family's vegetables year round at some point. I do have to use liquid plant food though, so that's where the opportunity for contamination comes in.

  • Parent

    What a beauty! Sleep in peace Queen!

  • teather

    How tragic. Again, black folks, we are gonna keep losing ppl who could still be alive if we don't stop ignoring mental health and stop with the negative connotations around it. This woman did not have to die. Surely she had her demons and probably discussed them. However black women are too strong to be weak so we die instead. Stop this Sh*t. Mental health is a part of one's overall health, just like your dental health is. Stop feeling we have to be so strong that we die in silence. Open your mouths, black women! the Time to be strong and act like nothing bothers us is over, we're dying! Speak up!

  • Lady_Elle

    So incredibly sorry for this woman.
    RIP Freeda!
    I wonder if she was actually diagnosed with mental illness...

  • dru and neil

    Robert, that wall of depression is very heavy burden to bear, it’s hard to even put into words for people who have not experienced it. The comments on here about Jesus and praying are especially annoying, but so is someone trying to bring family into it. I don’t doubt that she thought of her family, but her depression was just too much to deal with apparently.

  • Cie Be

    Wow, this is truly sad.....I wonder did she have a mental conditions due to if maybe taking blows to her head... like the football players, I believe it is called CTE. My condolences to her family!

  • Shamwow

    I agree with all you said but because there is a mistrust amongst helping professionals black people suffer. Through misdiagnosis and a lack of understanding have you heard of the silent twins. Their story is one of the reasons why black people mistrust professionals. But as you said they need to take mental heath seriously and treat it appropriately.

    https://youtu.be/98WtP1qC61s

  • Yardgirl

    OMG I went back and read this and I now know what you mean. That's what happens when you read while in a meeting. lol

  • Prince Zuko

    Why would she kill herself ? Leave her kids ? Idk something ain't adding up

  • http://realitytea.com Goddess

    We were fighting over our house so we both had the police on speed dial. Learned sometimes better to let go for your blessings.

  • PlayerP

    You are right...if you get a chance, look at some of the lectures from Dr. Delbert Blair.

  • PlayerP

    This is why I try and shop at markets like this. There was a Kosher market near my old house, not only was it "organic", it was ridiculous how much cheaper produce alone was. People don't realize but Kosher law and some the food standards in other countries are far higher than the US. We are literally like guinea pigs here.

  • PlayerP

    Rest easy

  • leapyearpisces

    My dad and uncle started their own gardens this something and they, especially my dad had EVERYTHING. and I do mean EVERYTHING from collard greens right down to rosemary herbs. It was lovely! The way GOD intended...for us to live off the land and natural resources including the animals.

  • dontgetblocked

    The pictures are from when she was young. She was a 42 year old grandmother of three children and had a 12 year old. Why? I feel like her up to date pictures might provide an answer.

  • leapyearpisces

    I surely will.Thanks for the info. At the risk of sounding all "conspiracy -theorist-like", I always wondered did they off Dr. Sebi because people had started really coming out and speaking how he was curing them of cancer, HIV, etc. We all in our community knew of him via Lisa Lopes (Lefteye), but in the last few years, before his death, the buzz had started getting louder. I even heard that is where Wendy Williams took her son we he got hooked on that synthetic marijuana.

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  • PlayerP

    Yes...absolutely

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Depression is one thing mental illness is another being sad about some even very sad do not make you kill your self she was ill

  • leapyearpisces

    The irony of it all is usually when someone makes the decision to complete suicide, THEY ARE NO LONGER depressed!!!! They actually tend to be jovial because they feel they have found a solution to their issues. Weird I know, but I saw a movie on LMN about it.

  • Primo Levi

    My young dude just blew his brains out on Valentine's day just went 2 his funeral last monday suicides still a major concern i wish i could've got my chance 2 see him before it happen ik i would've talked him out of it my prayers goes out 2 his family & moms tho!

  • NewNew

    That's amazing! I hope to get to that point soon. More of us should be gardening this way

  • Guess Who

    0_o

    George Foreman, the two-time heavyweight boxer, remembered his daughter in a tweet on Sunday morning.

    "Heaven send so many wonders; too many to have questions about any one thing or event in my life. Lippizana colt just born on the ranch," he wrote, alongside a photo of a newborn horse standing beside a fully grown horse.

    THIS was the tweet in remembrance for Freeda? About a damn foal?

  • missmiami305

    Leaving behind a 12yr old is very selfish. Especially via suicide. Life insurance will not pay anyone if you commit suicide. Idc if she did come from money.

  • YellowSauce

    I'm not sure what people get out of judging people that found life so hard they ended it .... Their should be compassion instead of contempt. They were in pain .. I understand what the bible says but judging them is not my gig .. That's someone else' ..... and I'm also not interested in arguing with anyone about how I feel .... thanks in advance :)

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    High functioning depressed mentally ravaged people exist. I live as one of them. I fight everyday and God and medicine and my family all help me remain here present with the day and meeting the night.
    I pray for her family and friends.
    We will never know her battle even if she were to write the words herself.
    Beautfil Angel. Rest.

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  • Maxima

    Go moon your ass somewhere else. Nobody wanna see all that cloudiness.

  • Maxima

    Keep fighting, we all need you!

  • Maxima

    You would have gotten the house, the pension and the life insurance, no mystery there, LOL!.

  • Maxima

    Having just come from my cousin's funeral who died rather young from a diabetic heart attack, I just wonder why suicidal people realize that absence for ever is really forever!

    Who knows why this beautiful women took her life. To be the daughter of George Foreman, always in his shadow and made a comparison to, then he tweets about a horse being born? I simultaneously can and cannot understand, but it is just so sad. To train so hard and then to just end it, I wonder like many said if it was CTE or steroids or just no vision past the ring. I hope she found the peace she sought here on earth.

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  • Dick Steel

    Bound to happen,what’s for lunch?

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  • real1001

    I agree. No one knows how depressed I am because I disguise it well, as all high functioning depressives do.

  • real1001

    Which shows you the depth of her pain to leave her children.

  • real1001

    Primo, once we get to that point no one can talk us out of it so please don't blame yourself. We will pretend that you talked us out of it, then still do it.
    I'm alot better but don't take my deliverance for granted and I still remember.