Muhammad Ali, The three-time world heavyweight champion – one of the world's greatest sporting figures – died on Friday night at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
It is learned that the 74-year-old champ had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson's disease.
Since last Thursday till his last day on earth, Ali had been at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center in Scottsdale fighting hard to survive, as usual.
"After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening," Gunnell said in a statement. "The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time."
Ali's daughter Hana Ali described the legendary boxer as a "humble mountain."
"And now he has gone home to God. God bless you daddy. YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!" she tweeted.
We at EntertainmentSA mourn with his family and the rest of the world… we have indeed lost a true icon.
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