Hulu sports drama series Mike focuses on the true story of legendary boxer Mike Tyson, exploring his childhood, relationships with family members, and career. The series also showcases his warm relationship with his mentor, Cus D’Amato, who trains Mike to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
As the series progresses, Mike wins fight after fight and becomes one of the greatest boxers of all time. Mike’s personal life makes you wonder about his siblings. If you want to know the current whereabouts of the group, let us be your ally!
Who Are Mike Tyson’s Siblings?
Mike Tyson is reportedly the youngest son of Lorna Mae (Smith) Tyson and Percell or Purcell Tyson. He has two older siblings: older brother Rodney Tyson and sister Denise. Rodney wasn’t like Mike. ran into trouble that even landed him in a juvenile detention center, Rodney dove into science. “We’re black ghetto men and he was like a scientist — he had all these test tubes, he was always experimenting,” Mike wrote. about Rodney in his
Autobiography “Indisputable Truth”. Mike was fascinated to see his brother focus on chemical experiments and coin collections. According to the book, only “white people do these things” for Mike. While Rodney was busy with science, Mike grew closer to his sister, Denise Annette “Niecy” Tyson Anderson. “I spend most of my time with my sister Denise.
She was two years older than me and everyone in the neighborhood loved her. If she was your girlfriend, she was your best friend. But if she was your enemy, cross the street,” Mike wrote of her in his memoir. Mike also has a stepbrother named Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, son of his stepdad Jimmy Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina while the Tysons were raised in Brooklyn, New York. Despite the racial tensions of the time, Jimmy Lee joined Myers Park High School, a predominantly white institution. He soon established himself as a famous soccer star. Eventually, he played soccer at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Where Are Mike Tyson’s Siblings Today?
Mike’s brother Rodney Tyson eventually became a neurosurgeon. “I have a brother who is a neurosurgeon. I can barely read and write and this guy is a neurosurgeon and shit. A couple of my friends got shot, he went in there and sewed them together. A friend says, ‘Mike, is that your brother?
Yes, he’s my brother,'” Mike said of his brother’s profession on an episode of ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. Rodney has worked as a physician assistant at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. for almost three decades. Rodney is married to Tammy Tyson and the couple is said to have a son. They appear to live in Cerritos, a city in Los Angeles County.
Sadly, Mike and Rodney’s sister, Denise Tyson, passed away on February 21, 1990, at the age of 24. She was reportedly found dead by her husband at their home in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens, New York. The police announced that he apparently died of a heart attack.
Denise died days after Mike lost his world heavyweight title to James (Buster) Douglas. He also had diabetes and asthma, according to The Associated Press. She is buried in Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey.
After leaving college, Jimmy Lee spent more than 30 years as an educator, coach, and administrator in the Portland school system. The Charlotte Sports Foundation honored him with the conception of the Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick Award, which was given to a Senior soccer player for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). Jimmy Lee has also chosen to keep his private life private.