Ali was admitted to a Phoenix hospital this week with respiratory problems and was reported to have been on life support earlier on Friday.
Ali, arguably the greatest, most influential sports figure of the last century, had been battling Parkinson’s disease since being diagnosed in 1984. While longer think-pieces on exactly what Ali’s life meant to the world are coming, that can wait. For now let’s all just take time to mourn the boxer who became a superstar and the man who came to mean so much to so many.
Rest in peace Muhammad. There will never be anyone else like you.