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Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

Ali, hailed to be the greatest heavy-weight boxer of all time, was originally reported to have a "brief" stay at the hospital, due to respiratory condition, but was pronounced dead tonight.

by Liam Daniel Pierce
04 June 2016, 7:46am

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, 74, died on Friday night after reportedly being put on life support on Thursday in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ali, hailed to be the greatest heavy-weight boxer of all time, was originally reported to have a "brief" stay at the hospital, due to a respiratory condition, but was pronounced dead this evening, according to USA Today.

Just three years after his retirement in 1977 Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's, a degenerative disease that weakens the central nervous system. Family members believed his years of boxing contributed to his disease. Ali previously had been hospitalized for a bought with pneumonia in 2014. The Greatest will be remembered for his strength in social activism and religious belief. He is survived by his wife Yolanda and his nine children.

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