George Floyd

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Birthday
14, 1973
Birthplace
Fayetteville, NC
DEATH DATE
May 25, 2020 (46)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1973
Birthplace
Fayetteville, NC
DEATH DATE
May 25, 2020 (46)

About

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. 

Trivia

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