Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away. He was 74-years-old.
Ali spent two days in a Phoenix hospital and fought a respiratory problem before being placed on life support in his final moments. Ali’s battle with his respiratory problem had been complicated by the Parkinson’s that he was diagnosed with back in the 1980s.
BREAKING: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away at age 74, family spokesperson says. pic.twitter.com/hTRgiVmYXt
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Ali has been hospitalized several times in recent years, most recently in early 2015 when he was treated for a severe urinary tract infection initially diagnosed as pneumonia.
He reportedly passed away with his family at his bedside. He’s survived by his wife Yolanda Williams and 9 children — 7 daughters and 2 sons.
RIP to one of the greats.