Legendary heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali passed away late Friday night at the age of 74. The iconic athlete had been battling Parkinson's disease for years and was hospitalized in the Phoenix area this week with respiratory issues, per ESPN.
Many mourn the loss of the man still considered to be the greatest athlete of all time. Retired from boxing since 1981, he was entertaining, inspirational, and confident.
RIP to the greatest boxer ever. "Float like a butterfly.." https://t.co/i3myfdI5TT— Marcus Cromartie (@Cromartie_M) June 4, 2016
RIP to the greatest Muhammad ALI. Society as we know it would not have been the same without you— Arik Armstead (@arikarmstead) June 4, 2016
Always been a fan since I did a 5th Grade project on him! RIP #TheGreatest— Bradley Pinion (@pinion92) June 4, 2016
Still can't believe I had the opportunity to meet this man...words can't describe how much I admired his confidence and work outside of the ring...it's important to recognize those who paved a way for you...and those who helped change the way folks view you...Muhammad Ali helped make this world a better place...Thank You!!!! RIP
WOW RIP MUHAMMAD ALI! This Was Amazing https://t.co/h3TVaWGA6E— Dres Anderson (@DrizzyDrezz_6) June 4, 2016
Even team CEO Jed York paid tribute.