Mike Tyson Talks to Oprah About Daughter's Death

October 9, 2009 By:
Mike Tyson Talks to Oprah About Daughter's Death

Mike Tyson is coping every day with the sudden death of his 4-year-old daughter Exodus every day. She was tragically killed in May after becoming tangled in a treadmill cord.

Tyson spoke with Oprah today in an episode that will air on October 12th, saying he doesn’t even know some of the specific details from that awful day, and wants it to stay that way.

In an excerpt from the interview, Mike tells Oprah, "Because if I know, then there might be a blame for it. And if there's somebody to blame for it, there will be a problem."

He says his family has helped him to keep his temper down, something he’s dealt with his entire life. "I was so happy that I had the tools in life, you know, to not go in that direction because I've been that direction," Tyson says. "My family – that's my biggest asset."

After he refers to his daughter as "a little angel," Winfrey replies that she believes that's what Exodus has become.

"I don't know, Oprah," says Tyson. "I'd like to believe that, and that sounds great."

Tune in this Monday for the full interview on Oprah.