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Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s personal assistant, Marikit “Kitchie” Laurico died suddenly on Friday, March 31, after feeling ill the day before. She was 47.

Initial reports are that she died of natural causes after suffering a heart attack.

Kitchie was considered Mayweather’s confidant and business partner. They traveled the world together and she handled every aspect of his life.

The news was first reported on social media on Friday afternoon. Mayweather has not yet commented on Kitchie’s passing.

Kitchie emigrated from the Philippines at age 11. She later studied marketing and public relations in college.

Kitchie met Mayweather by chance and he asked her to be his personal assistant and marketing manager of TMT (The Money Team).

Tributes have been pouring in for Kitchie on social media.

One person tweeted:

“I am so very sorry to learn of the sad passing away of Kitchi from Floyd Mayweather team. A wonderful, dedicated and lovely human being who made everyone feel special at all times. May she rest in peace . My sincere condolences to @FloydMayweather, her family and friends.”

Another Twitter user wrote:

“Wow I’m in shock and sad to hear about the untimely passing of @mssunray We we’re just messaging each other at 1am this MORNING! Life is so fragile!!!!! Gone way too soon! Rest Well KITCHIE.”