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Floyd Mayweather has broken his silence after the death of his ex-wife Josie Harris who was found dead in her car by police in California on Tuesday night.
The boxer shared a stream of flashback photos of the pair together on his instagram feed along with tributes calling her 'my rock' 'my friend' and 'my angel and 'my love'.
Mayweather and Harris had a tumultuous relationship when they dated between 1995 and 2010. The boxing icon served two months in prison when he was convicted in 2010 of domestic violence against her.
Police are not treating her death as suspicious after she was found in a car outside her home in Valencia, Los Angeles County.
The 40-year-old was the mother of Mayweather's three children and was currently in the middle of a $20 million lawsuit against the boxer after he claimed he used domestic violence against her in 2010 because she was on drugs.
Harris has been described as a 'bright and loving soul' and a 'great spirit' as fans rush to pay tribute.
Floys Mayweather shared this photo of him and ex-wife Josie Harris along with the comment 'my sweetheart'
Mayweather and Harris dated from 1995 to 2010 and they had three children together but he served time for using violence against her in 2010. She was also suing him for defamation
Josie Harris, a former girlfriend of boxer Floyd Mayweather and mother to three of his children, was found dead inside her car Tuesday night. Police do not suspect foul play
Friends shared pictures of Harris as the news of her death was confirmed Wednesday
The news was confirmed in a tweet from Lance Pugmire, a senior boxing writer for the Athletic.
'The LA County Sheriff's Department confirms an active death investigation at the home of Josie Harris, the mother of three of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s children, following a TMZ report that Harris, 40, was found dead inside her car last night, around 10 pm Pacific,' he wrote.
'You can tell Josie Harris had such a bright and loving soul. May she rest in peace,' commented Perez Hilton as the news spread Wednesday.
'Josie was an amazing woman who was kind loving generous loyal strong funny and most of all an amazing human who treated my children like they were her own,' commented Instagram user dayinthelifeofcams, who shared a picture of Harris she said she snapped herself.
'I will miss her beautiful soul. You were the light in the darkness Josie.'
She added that Harris was 'more than Floyd's Ex she was a Beautiful Soul who would be so upset to know she is being referred to as just his Ex'.
This sentiment was followed by Slate writer Jamilah Lemieux who claimed Harris 'always deserved more than we gave her'.
'I hope someone takes the time to write a proper remembrance of Josie Harris's life. Gross to see outlets tripping over themselves to report "Floyd Mayweather's baby mama" died and having nothing to offer but a link to TMZ's post,' she added.
Once guilty always guilty when it comes to domestic violence. I'm guessing there's more to this story.
Money; people fight for it, kill for it, sell their body for it; sell their soul for it, then die leave it, Your rock and your everything nice, but yet you all could not come to a peaceful agreement of over money.
It is amazing how people come up with these fantastic comments on former partners, after they sadly pass away. One lesson from this, is -Money cannot save any of us. Sometimes we spend lots of time and resources trying to get money, only to end up losing our most precious comodity, our health/life. When my first wife and I were getting a divorce, she said to me, Mother F***er, when I finish with you, you are going to wish you were dead. Five years later she called me to ask me to pray for her, because she was dying of cancer; she expired six months later in 2005.
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