The world of entertainment and boxing has been left devastated by the sudden loss of Marikit ‘Kitchie‘ Laurico, Floyd Mayweather’s personal assistant and marketing manager, who passed away at the age of 47. Known for her unwavering dedication and support to Mayweather’s career, Laurico was the silent force behind the iconic boxer’s numerous victories and achievements. As tributes pour in from celebrities, fans, and friends alike, one can’t help but wonder about the fascinating life and journey of the woman who was an integral part of “The Money Team.”
Born and raised in the Philippines, Laurico moved to the United States at the tender age of 11. Her passion for marketing and public relations led her to pursue a college education in the field, unknowingly setting the stage for a future partnership with one of the world’s most celebrated athletes.
For over a decade, Laurico stood by Mayweather’s side as his trusted assistant, traveling the globe for high-stakes fights and promotional events. Despite her vital role in Mayweather’s success, little is known about her personal life, making her untimely demise all the more tragic and mysterious.
According to some reports, Laurico suffered a heart attack, while others suggest she experienced a sudden bout of illness during a trip to Dubai. As details surrounding her passing remain sparse and unconfirmed, her grieving family took to her official Instagram account to express their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support. They also requested privacy as they mourn and make arrangements for Laurico’s homegoing and celebration of life.
In an emotional Instagram tribute, Mayweather’s wife, Melissa Brim, shared heartfelt anecdotes about Laurico, describing her as a “blessing” and a cherished “courtside, ringside, and photo buddy.” Brim’s post was accompanied by several photos of Laurico, capturing the treasured memories they shared together.
Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx also expressed his grief and disbelief over Laurico’s passing, admitting that his “heart is shattered” and questioning why such a beautiful soul was taken so soon.
As social media platforms continue to be inundated with heartfelt tributes and messages of sorrow, it is clear that Marikit Laurico will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. A beacon of unwavering loyalty and dedication, her indelible impact on the lives of Mayweather and his team will undoubtedly be remembered for years to come.