Boxing superstar and civil rights activist Muhammad Ali passed away on Friday night. He was 74 years old.
An ambulance was allegedly been called to Ali’s home in Phoenix on Tuesday. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for respiratory concerns, where his malady degenerated. Ali had suffered from Parkinson’s for decades, among many other health a matter that sadly harassed his retirement from boxing.
Joshua Hoyos (@ JoshuaHoyos) June 4, 2016
A family spokesperson confirmed the informationof Ali’s transferring to ABC News, which was one of the first outlets to report on his death. Earlier on Friday, the Miami Marlins had prematurely seen the same proclamation, interrupting a match-up between the New York Mets.
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Save for a few befuddled tweets, social media abode predominantly silent regarding the potential Marlins gaffe. Tributes from prominent fames from all walkings of life began appearing on Twitterfollowing news reports, however.
Ralph Ali, Frazier& Foreman we were 1 guy. A part of me slipped away,” The greatest bit” https :// t.co/ xVKOc9qtub
George Foreman (@ GeorgeForeman) June 4, 2016
God bless Muhammad Ali peace and love to all his family.
#RingoStarr (@ ringostarrmusic) June 4, 2016
My deepest condolences to Muhammad Ali and his family. The greatest of all time envisioned with my granddad. pic.twitter.com/ 56 MUnwHLhX
Nattie (@ NatbyNature) June 4, 2016
Today we lost a true superhero. You will be missed, Muhammad Ali. pic.twitter.com/ 4qocEYFfzp
DC (@ DCComics) June 4, 2016
To honor Muhammad Ali’s life& operate, pennant at all Metro Government facilities will be lowered to half-staff at 10 am pic.twitter.com/ Qm5xjkk6qr
Mayor Greg Fischer (@ louisvillemayor) June 4, 2016
My heart is deeply saddened hitherto both grateful and relieved that the greatest is now remaining in the greatest place.
Roy Jones Jr. (@ RealRoyJonesJr) June 4, 2016
Ali will be honored in his hometown of Louisville, according to mayor Greg Fischer, who tweeted that flags will be lowered to half-staff on Saturday morning. The Kentucky metropolitan and its citizens have dedicatedly reputation their native son throughout the years, making a multicultural arts hub permitting his name as well as regenerating Ali’s childhood home.
That humble live at 3302 Grand Ave. has been was transformed into a museum to celebrate the early years of “the mens” born Cassius Clay. Its grand opening was the Saturday prior to his death and had been championed by his brother, Rahman, likewise a former heavyweight boxer.
Born on Jan. 17, 1942, Ali took to boxing at age 12. A decade afterwards, he would face Sony Liston, upsetting the heavyweight endorse in a pair that would introduced him on the delineate. Ali would triumph the heavyweight region not only that night but twice more over the course of his profession. He would go on to earn an Olympic gold medal at the 1960 Summertime Tournament as well.
Ali was deeply committed to his sect, outspoken, and dedicated to philanthropic seeks well beyond the issues he brought to the public conscience in interviews. His attempts payed him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.
Of all the discussions, and all the paraphrases, and all the stellar match-ups, perhaps the best tribute to the “Greatest” received from “the mens” himself, who lived life on his own terms unabashedly.