Emanuel Steward Dies: Rumors Untrue, Says Family Rep

    October 25, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Despite several reports to the contrary, a family representative for Detroit boxing icon Emanuel Steward says he is not dead, although he has been suffering from an illness for months.

TMZ reported the news, then quickly took the article down from their site once rumor got around that the information was false. It has since been reported by several media outlets, much to the grief and worry of his fans and family.

Diane Steward-Jones, Steward’s sister, made a comment on the reports to WXYZ news, saying, “You can tell folks that he is alive and being treated by some of the best experts in the world. The Steward family is dismayed and greatly disheartened and disappointed that during this personally challenging time, people would callously and thoughtlessly run wild with untrue statements in order to garner their ’15 minutes of fame.’ Where is the moral compass of those seeking to capitalize on this situation? Does anybody take the time to check out the facts anymore? Many of those issuing reckless statements have our phone numbers as well as Emanuel’s office number and yet, they haven’t called, just issued statements that are terrorizing Emanuel’s children, siblings and relatives that aren’t able to be here at the hospital. SHAME ON THEM! He has feelings and we, his family, have feelings. Consider that and give us our privacy to help our loved ones.”

The 68-year old is a beloved figure in the boxing world, having trained such greats as Oscar de la Hoya and Thomas Hearns. He has also served as an analyst for HBO’s boxing coverage for several years. We will update this article as any new information is available as to his well-being.

  • Uhh DuH

    TMZ — TOO MAKER ZILCH — Why are these people not put in court and then out of business over such crap?

  • Uhh DuH

    TOO MUCH ZILCH = TMZ = I hear that TMZ died a while ago.

    • Randy B

      Journalists (using the name carelessly here) are no longer responsible for reporting truth. They report what they think will sell and make them famous and it doesn’t matter who they hurt in the process. I am a big time fan of Mr Stewart and I am so very happy this report was erroneus.

  • Le’Daniel

    You need to get down on your knees and kiss your granny’s d@ck!!!

  • hard

    I bet Hugby is a Black dude trying to start a race riot in the comment section.

  • Tony

    I bet Hugby is transgender and pretends he is the Emannuelita he so obviously worships.

  • http://www.tomdodgebooks.com Tom Dodge

    I’m sorry he’s ill and hope he recovers. He’s smart, presents a pleasing appearance, and is always kind.

  • Russ

    I hate you TMZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mike

    your a big fan huh???
    His names STEWARD…not STEWART…

    • min

      it’s you’re, not your

      • mike

        yea…thanks smartass. I do that all the friggin time.

  • Alex (from the grave) Karas

    For a moment, I thought they were talking about Emanuel Lewis!

    GOD forbid that he closely follows me (in death) into HIS kingdon

  • David

    Thank GOD he’s ok , Manny Please take your time and Get well . It’s so sad that all of these reports are saying this . The one place that didn’t have it was The Ring website so I found that strange because this would have been Front and Center if it were true . Glad Manny is going to be ok .

  • Jenifer

    “TMZ — TOO MAKER ZILCH — Why are these people not put in court and then out of business over such crap?”

    Because the courts have decided over and over again that celebrities have little rights when it comes to libel because they are in the public eye. Which is total BS.

    • albert

      listen u dumb bitch jennifer!!!y r they gonna put tmz in court? obviously they nailed it on the spot! now if celebs want the fame & the bucks they need to put up with BULLSHIT! Now emaneul was not 1 of those celebs they flipped off people or hid behind cars or hats!!!! UKNOW it’s total BS when stupid people like u!!! say celebs need there privacy F%&K THEM! they sure except the millions that the fans give them! REMEMBER this ..FANS MAKE THE CELEB NOT CELEBS MAKE FANS! Now like i said emaneul never complained this is about emaneul steward & thanks to TMZ which got it rite we all found out that he died because of them! R.I.P MANNY STEWARD!

  • Bob

    Actually folks he is really truly actually DEAD!

    • Tiny

      Bob? Is that your name…or how you entertain yourself?

      • Mr Big

        Tiny is that your name?
        Or what the girls call you?

  • bob

    He is dead…The Klitschkos confirmed it !

  • Neo

    He is gone!!

  • http://yahoo William Tate

    These such allegations should be investigated, before it is made public information, where is the love and consideration.

  • http://yahpoo Vink

    Mr Steward, whenever you are ready . . . RIP.