Boxing Legend Mohammad Ali Dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, a legend in boxing and described by many as the greatest of all time died on Friday June 3, reportedly of septic shock due to unspecified natural causes as reported by his family.

The three time world heavyweight champion and one of the world’s greatest sporting figures died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 74-year-old is said to have been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition which is said to have been complicated by Parkinson’s disease.

A public funeral will be held for the boxer on Friday in his hometown of Louisville in Kentucky to pay respect to Muhammad Ali. A statement from his family said the world has been invited to Ali’s funeral, which is what the late world champion recommended.

Former US President Bill Clinton is among those who will give a eulogy at the service, and was one of many prominent global figures who paid tribute to Ali on Saturday, saying he lived a life “full of religious and political convictions that led him to make tough choices and live with the consequences”.

As Ali’s family has revealed, eulogies at the legends funeral will be delivered by President Bill Clinton alongside sport journalist Bryant Gumbel and Comedian Billy Crystal.

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