Muhammad Ali ‘The Greatest’ Dead At 74

Legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead.

Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74.

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Ali had suffered for three decades from Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological condition that slowly robbed him of both his legendary verbal grace and his physical dexterity. A funeral service is planned in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Even as his health declined, Ali did not shy from politics or controversy, releasing a statement in December criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

May his soul rest in peace.

One thought on “Muhammad Ali ‘The Greatest’ Dead At 74

  1. Mohammed Ali was a legend. World champion. boxing federation and all his fans will miss him. He came and left his mark. You must be really good to reach that high in a racially prejudiced ,black suppressive 1960’s US where he rose, after being falsely accused of many ills. Shame on Parkinson’s disease, a robber of your enjoyments. But you are still a legend. A world’s hero. The world’s greatest and the Lord of the Rings! A risk taker who encouraged many to do the same, for in his words, “When a man has no courage to take a great reasonable risk, there isn’t much he will accomplish”. R.I.P.

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