Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies at 74
We have just lost another legend.
Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74 on Friday evening (June 4, 2016) following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was surrounded by family and friends at a Phoenix, Ariz. hospital. “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74,” family spokesman, Bob Gunell, revealed to NBC News. “The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening.”
The death comes just days after he was hospitalized with a respiratory issue. Ali — born Cassius Clay — was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 at the age of 42.
Hours before he passed away, his daughter Laila Ali posted a photo of he and his granddaughter: “I love this photo of my father and my daughter Sydney when she was a baby!” she wrote. “Thank for all the love and well wishes. I feel your love and appreciate it!!”
The boxing legend was one of the most gifted, charismatic men in sports history. He was a standout figure that will always be remembered. RIP Muhammad Ali.