Spare a Thought for "Iron-Mike" Tyson and His Family

Khalid SiddiquiCorrespondent IIMay 27, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Mike Tyson attends Sony Pictures Classics' screening of 'Tyson' at the AMC Loews 19th Street on April 20, 2009 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

No matter how much you hate the guy; no matter how much you despise his personality; it is time to pay your condolences to former boxing phenom and former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and his grieving family.

Mike Tyson's four-year old daughter, Exodus Tyson, has passed away after a tragic treadmill accident at the family's home in Phoenix. The little girl was discovered by her elder brother with her neck stuck in a cable of the treadmill exercise machine.

The doctors pronounced the toddler dead yesterday (Tuesday, May 26) afternoon. Iron-Mike himself was in Las Vegas at the time of the accident, but flew back as soon as possible upon hearing the news from his family.

Being a father of a toddler myself, I do not even want to begin to fathom the magnitude of this personal tragedy for the family. If at all possible, I would like to propose that B/R pass their condolences to Mike and his family in this tough time.

The family has requested for privacy from the media spotlight in their grief. Comments about Iron-Mike and whether you like or dislike him are secondary. It's time to share some of the family's grief at this terrible accident.

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