Exodus Tyson had been taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in central Phoenix. Phoenix police spokesman Andy Hill said she was pronounced dead just before noon.
Hill described the accident yesterday as follows:
“Somehow she was playing on this treadmill, and there’s a cord that hangs under the console — it’s kind of a loop. Either she slipped or put her head in the loop, but it acted like a noose, and she was obviously unable to get herself off of it.”In a statement released early this morning, the Tyson family said:
"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."Watch a video report: