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“My Heart Is Shattered”: Jamie Foxx Mourns Saddening Demise of Floyd Mayweather’s Close Aid

Published 04/02/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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The boxing world was met with a shock recently after news broke out about the tragic passing of Floyd Mayweather’s assistant Marikit ‘Kitchie’ Laurico. The news would have been especially shocking to the Mayweather family and ‘Money’ Mayweather himself who had a great professional relationship with his PA. Laurico was an integral part of the Mayweather clan often traveling with ‘TBE’ in events, fights, and press conferences.

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The 36-year-old passed away on March 31, 2023, with the news shocking the boxing world. Moreover, it has led to an outpouring of condolences from fans, friends, and colleagues alike. This included actor Jamie Foxx who was quick to share his grief and pay respect to Lauricio.

Jamie Foxx joins millions of fans to mourn the tragic loss of Floyd Mayweather’s assistant


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The Django Unchained star took to Instagram and posted a heartfelt tribute to Mayweather’s assistant. At first, he seemed to have not been in the grasp of what exactly happened, trying to process the whole situation. However, he added that his heart was shattered after hearing this news and claiming that he only met Laurico a few weeks ago.


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“I know they say the god doesn’t make mistakes, but come on man, not @ikitchie my heart is shattered. Just saw you two weeks ago. So many questions why… rest beautifully my blessed friend gone too soon gone for no reason,” he wrote.


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The news of Laurico’s death has come as a shock to Mayweather’s fans and supporters, many of whom have taken to social media to express their condolences. Some have shared memories of Laurico and the positive impact she had on their lives, while others have simply expressed their sadness and disbelief at her passing.

How did Kitchie Laurico pass away?

The cause of death of the 36-year-old has not been confirmed. However, many sources have claimed that her death was due to a naturally caused heart attack which is becoming a growing cause of death in the United States. Laurico’s death is a reminder of how fragile life can be and how important it is to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones.


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However, as the boxing world mourns the loss of Laurico, some can take comfort in knowing that her legacy will live on through the memories. Moreover, she will also be remembered by one of the best boxers ever who had her by his side.


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What did you think about Foxx sharing his condolences after Laurico’s death? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Sahil Sood


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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.
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