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Muhammad Ali, 'the Greatest Of All Time', Dead At 74 by ojibole1(m): 5:52am On Jun 04, 2016
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.

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 had suffered for three decades from Parkinson's Disease, 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.

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. "We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda," he said.

R.I.P Muhammad Ali

Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/muhammad-ali-greatest-all-time-dead-74-n584776

Re: Muhammad Ali, 'the Greatest Of All Time', Dead At 74 by megrimor(m): 6:51am On Jun 04, 2016
He said and I quote "I'm the greatest". This shows that everybody is gonna die someday somehow. RIP Muhammed Ali!
Re: Muhammad Ali, 'the Greatest Of All Time', Dead At 74 by opeyemiieblog(m): 6:57am On Jun 04, 2016

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