Hollywood A-listers, athletes, and other celebrities have joined millions of fans to express their condolences on social media.
Muhammad Ali is no more.
The three-time world heavyweight boxing champion passed on at a Phoenix hospital, aged 74 after he was hospitalised for a respiratory problem on June 2.
One of the greatest boxers in history, Ali retired in 1981 and soon found signs of sluggishness and neurological damage. He thereafter received treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Ali, known as Cassius Clay before he converted to Islam, began boxing training at the age of 12 years.
He won the World heavyweight championship at the age of 22 in 1964. He again won the title again in 1974 and 1978.
Hollywood A-listers, athletes, and other celebrities have joined millions of fans to express their condolences and sadness on social media, with many of them posting well-known photos of the sports hero.
God came for his champion. So long great one. @MuhammadAli #TheGreatest #RIP pic.twitter.com/jhXyqOuabi
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016
You used EVERY part of ur being to inspire the . You claimed it & you deserved to… #theGREATEST
RIP Muhammad Ali pic.twitter.com/FVBAkRDheW
— Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) June 4, 2016
He came, he fought, he conquered, and now he rests. Goodnight, Muhammad Ali.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) June 4, 2016
RIP Muhammad Ali. The world’s greatest fighting machine. Nwoke dị ike! https://t.co/cYUuYI5bsg
— Flavour Nabania (@2niteFlavour) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali is dead at 74! A truly great champion and a wonderful guy. He will be missed by all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2016
You will always be my hero … #MuhammadAli pic.twitter.com/Rbp7Be3JAK
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) June 4, 2016
#my2heros ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/nOweammxHB
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali get well soon. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 4, 2016
RIP Muhammad Ali, another legend has left us.
— Beverly Naya (@BeverlyNaya) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali in Lagos, Nigeria. Circa 1964… pic.twitter.com/9dQKdfkCtW
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali! Your character is infamous! Thank you for inspiring us!
— Maria Okanrende (@MariaOkan) June 4, 2016
The champ and I. At his 70th✊ https://t.co/AiTuwCylxC pic.twitter.com/TE54PVYN8p
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) June 4, 2016
My heart is deeply saddened yet both appreciative and relieved that the greatest is now resting in the greatest place.
— Roy Jones Jr. (@RealRoyJonesJr) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was more than a great boxer. Inspiration and example for many around the world. RIP pic.twitter.com/wAKYSBM9ZN
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali’s the only person to have his star on a wall because he refused to let his prophet’s name be stepped on pic.twitter.com/J44o2GRAbz
— Paul Silky Jones (@PSilkyJones) June 4, 2016
Today my heart goes out to a pioneer, a true legend, and a hero by all means! Not a day went by entering the gym that I didn’t think of you. Your charisma, your charm and above all, your class are all of the elements that will be greatly missed by myself and the world. You are someone that inspired me greatly throughout my boxing journey and words cannot express how great you were as a person! Thank you for everything you’ve done for Black America, in the the world of sports & entertainment and for the legacy you leave behind! My sincerest condolences to the Ali family!
I love this photo of my father and my daughter Sydney when she was a baby!
Thanks for all the love and well wishes. I feel your love and appreciate it!!