George Floyd

Birthday October 14, 1973

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Fayetteville, NC

DEATH DATE May 25, 2020 (46)

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Black American man who tragically died from asphyxia after a Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for over nine minutes. Floyd's death spurred an onset of protests against unfair treatment of Black people throughout the world, primarily in the United States, as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Before Fame

He played basketball and football at Yates High School in Houston, Texas. 


On the night of his tragic death, he was first apprehended by the police after allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store. 

Family Life

He was born to George Perry and Larcenia "Cissy" Jones Floyd and raised alongside four siblings. He had five children.

Associated With

He was close friends with NBA star Stephen Jackson