The world has lost one of the most famous and beloved boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali. A legendary boxer who rose to become ‘The Greatest’ boxing athlete, in what some might call in the history of the sport.
According to a family spokesman, Muhammad Ali died on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 in Phoenix. He was admitted to hospital on Thursday for respiratory complications according to the spokesman Bob Gunnell.
Gunnell is quoted by a section of the media saying, “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74.
The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening. The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time.”
Ali’s daughter Hana Ali described her father as a “humble mountain”.
Our father was a “Humble Mountain!” And now he has gone home to God. God bless you daddy. YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!
— Hana Ali (@Hanayali) June 4, 2016
There was also a tweet made on Ali’s official Twitter handle with the late boxer’s picture and a simple caption: “Muhammad Ali. 1942 – 2016”.
— Muhammad Ali (@MuhammadAli) June 4, 2016
Naturally, his fans took to Twitter to air out their condolences and pay tribute to ‘The Greatest’ boxing athlete. Below are some of the homage tweets being made to Muhammad Ali:
A child asked Muhammad Ali what he would do when he retired. His long, beautiful answer stunned the crowd.https://t.co/qAuYcJUmv1
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 3, 2016
‘I hated every minute of training but I said, “Don’t quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a Champion.'” Muhammad Ali.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 4, 2016
How Muhammad Ali secured the release of 15 US hostages in Iraq. One of the Ali stories you rarely hear about.https://t.co/AJK6y3idoE
— Michael (@MichaelJ423) June 4, 2016
— WWE UK (@WWEUK) June 4, 2016
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) June 4, 2016
I am deeply saddened by the loss of one of my biggest heroes, The Greatest, Muhammad Ali.
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was also a supporter of the global African struggle and friend to many revolutionaries pic.twitter.com/4moudrM5yQ
— #GTGH (@NeferFej) June 4, 2016
“The guy I wish I could be”
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 4, 2016
RIP Muhammad Ali. Great boxer but an even greater human and civil rights activist… pic.twitter.com/qm47nzy5YN
— aj rafael (@ajRAFAEL) June 4, 2016
May his soul rest in peace…