Mike Tyson Married: Lakiha Spicer is new wife
Jun 10, 2009: Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson has apparently just got married on Saturday to his now third wife Lakiha Spicer. According to Entertainment Weekly, the couple wed in Las Vegas, only two weeks after the accidental death of his daughter Exodus.
As we mentioned in an earlier post, the girl was found strangled by a loop of a cord hanging from a treadmill in the family home. She was rushed to the hospital at the time but later died. Exodus was a daughter from Tyson’s second marriage.
Apparently there was a report that Spicer had been helping Tyson through the emotional time of losing his 4-year old daughter. The documentary "Tyson," which features clips of his fights and interviews with the retired boxer, premiered recently at the Cannes Film Festival.
Mike Tyson’s 4-Year-Old Daughter Dies
People.com of May 26
Boxing champ Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter Exodus died Tuesday in a Phoenix hospital after accidentally getting her neck wrapped in a cord from an exercise machine at home.
"We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world," Tyson says in a statment. "There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus. We ask you now to please respect our need at this very difficult time for privacy to grieve and try to help each other heal."
Exodus’s mother, whose name has not been released, was cleaning in another part of the house when she sent her 7-year-old son to the playroom to check on his sister. The boy found Exodus tangled in a cord dangling from a treadmill. He called for his mother, who dialed 911 and administered CPR.
The child, who had been on life support, was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center, says Phoenix police Sgt. Andy Hill.
Her father, who had been in Las Vegas at the time of the accident, returned to Arizona and was seen entering the hospital in the morning.
Thank You for Your Prayers – Mike Tyson
Agencies, May 26
With his 4-year-old daughter in critical condition after an accident at home, boxer Mike Tyson on Tuesday released a statement of appreciation for people’s concerns.
"The Tyson family would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks for all your prayers and support, and we ask that we be allowed our privacy at this difficult time," the statement said.
Exodus Tyson was on life support in a Phoenix hospital after she apparently nearly strangled herself on a cord dangling from a treadmill. The girl’s mother – whose name isn’t being released – was cleaning in another part of the house when she sent her 7-year-old son to the playroom to check on his sister, according to a Phoenix Police Department spokesman.
When the boy found his sister tangled up in the cable, he called for his mother, who quickly removed the cord from her neck, called 911, then began administering CPR. Police officers, who arrived at the home minutes later, found the little girl unconscious and continued performing CPR. She was rushed to St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center, where she remains in critical condition.
"We’re just hoping she pulls through," says Phoenix Police Department spokesman Tommy Thompson.
Tyson, 42, who was in Las Vegas at the time, flew to Phoenix and was seen arriving at the hospital.