Muhammad Ali dead at 74: reaction to death of a boxing icon – live

Muhammad Ali dead at 74: reaction to death of a boxing icon – live

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion who proclaimed himself “The Greatest”, defied the US government over the Vietnam war, and later became one of the most well-known – and loved – sportsmen in history has died. He was 74.

Ali died late on Friday at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, the family’s spokesperson Bob Gunnell said. His funeral will take place in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky. 

Ali was admitted to hospital on Thursday with a respiratory problem – a move that was described at the time as “a precaution”. However, reports emerged 24 hours later which said he had been placed on a life support machine and his family “feared the worst”.  [ Read more]

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  • dhanpaul narine  On 06/04/2016 at 7:24 am

    He was truly ‘the greatest.’ May he rest in peace.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 06/04/2016 at 2:23 pm

    A hero of my teenage years for choosing prison to going to war in Vietnam. He fought the good fight. Now, may his spirit forever roam free.

  • Francis Quamina Farrier  On 06/04/2016 at 3:44 pm

    It was a thrill to meet this GREAT Man when he visited Guyana many years ago, at the invitation of Hamilton Green. Mohammed Ali was indeed “The GREATEST”.

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