Famed professional boxer Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74 on Friday evening (June 3) in Phoenix, AZ.
Muhammad, who was often referred to as one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of boxing, died after a battle with advanced Parkinson’s disease and a respiratory condition, according to TMZ.
Over the course of his career, Muhammad had 56 wins and was awarded an Olympic gold medal as well as “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC. He remains the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion. In 2005, he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.
Muhammad is survived by his wife Yolanda Williams and their nine children, including Laila Ali, who also became an undefeated boxing champ.
Our thoughts are with Muhammad‘s family and friends during this difficult time.