The Greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, has passed away at the age of 74. He was unaplogetically Black and Muslim. He was Black. Powerful and confident. He spoke out against the government and spoke up for disadvantage Black people.
32 years ago Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He died due to septic shock with his family by his side.
“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,” Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman, told NBC News.
Ali’s ended his career 56-5 with 37 knockouts. Some of his most iconic fights involved Joe Frazier, The Rumble In The Jungle against George Foreman, Sonny Liston and more. He leaves behind nine kids and a wife. Some who posted tributes to him on social media. See them below.
Prayers go out to his family.
The Greatest Man that ever lived. Daddy my best friend & my Hero You R no longer suffering & now in a better place. pic.twitter.com/IASO4u3Ikn
— RASHEDA ALI™ (@rashedaali) June 4, 2016
— Hana Ali (@Hanayali) June 4, 2016
Forever grateful for everything you have ever gave me.. You've shown me how to love the world in ways I didn't know possible. You've shown me how to be brave and courageous in situations beyond my belief! You've taught me so much the last 25 years things that will forever be imprinted in my soul. I'm able to sit here and right this post without falling apart because I honestly know you are in a greater place. And I'm happy you get to go home to grandma now I know she has missed you like crazy!.No one will ever touch this earth the way you did. God has came down and took back one of his kings! . Rest easy Dad and continue to look over me sincerely. Your youngest ??