Boxing: Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has died, according to a family spokesperson cited by ABC and NBC News.
Ali who had been suffering from respiratory issues recently, related to his Parkinson’s disease, and was hospitalized in Arizona, according to sources cited by Reuters.
Muhammed Ali, age 74, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the 1980s, but remained active for much of the past 30 years, despite challenges caused by the neurological disease.
The news of Ali’s rapidly deteriorating health Friday marked a significant downturn for the former boxer who’s state of health was described by doctors as “fair” the day before.
Laila, Ali’s daughter who was an undefeated boxer herself, was reported among Ali’s nine children with him at the hospital in Arizona.
She thanked fans for their support and posted a baby picture of her daughter, Sydney, who was born in 2011, being held by the boxing legend.Follow Us on Social Media