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Lorna Smith Tyson


Lorna Smith Tyson is an American celebrity mother. Lorna Smith Tyson is known for being the mother of former world champion boxer, Mike Tyson.

Early Life

Lorna Smith Tyson was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, and spent the majority of her life at 203 Franklin Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant. Her date of birth is unknown.

Sadly, there is no information regarding her early life and childhood. Similarly, her parents’ names and other information regarding her family background are missing.

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Caption: Lorna Smith Tyson’s picture when she was 20. Source: Instagram


Lorna Smith Tyson died at the age of 55 in the year 1982 due to cancer. At the time of her death, Mike was just 16 years old. Moreover, after his mother’s death, Mike put her body in the most expensive coffin.

Lorna Smith Tyson – Personal Life

Lorna had three children, sons Rodney Tyson and Mike Tyson, and a daughter Denise Tyson. This lady married a Jamaican man named Percel Tyson after they met in New York.

However, as per Mike Tyson, his biological father was a man named Jimmy ‘Curlee’ Kirkpatrick Jr.

However, when Mike was born, his father left his mother and abandoned their family. Lorna took care of her children and raised them on her own.

Moreover, Mike’s relationship with his mother was the most painful struggle throughout his life.

Therefore, in one of his interviews, Mike shared the difficulties of their relationship. This personality said that he never saw his mother being happy and proud of him.

Mike’s mother only knew him as a spoiled kid. However, his mother’s death, crushed him emotionally and mentally that he never got a chance to know about her or to talk to her.

Further, on his Instagram, Mike shared a picture of his mother, which was clicked in 1947; at that time, his mother was 20 years old. Also, he mentioned how he is proud to be her son.

Lorna Smith Tyson – Career

There is no information regarding Lorna Smith Tyson’s career and professional life. However, talking about her son, Mike’s career, he is a former professional boxer.

His full name is Michael Gerard Tyson and was born on June 30, 1966. This boxer competed from the year 1985 to 2005.

Mike was nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite” in his early career, and was later famous as “The Baddest Man on the Planet”.

This boxer is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Moreover, this personality reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from the year 1987 to 1990.

This man won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the 1st round. This boxer holds the record as the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title.

Moreover, Mike was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, as well as the only heavyweight, to unify them in succession.

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Caption: Lorna Smith Tyson’s son Mike’s picture. Source: Instagram

Lorna Smith Tyson – Net Worth 2024

Sadly, the details about Lorna’s career are unknown so her net worth and salary are also unknown. Her son, Mike Tyson has a net worth of $3 million.


Body Measurements

There are no details regarding Lorna Smith Tyson’s body measurements. However, looking at the pictures Mike posted, she looked beautiful at that time.

Moreover, speaking of Mike, he has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. And, he weighs around 100 kilos.