Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer, is reportedly passed away at the age of 74.
The mayor in Lee‘s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama confirmed her death to NBC News.
Muhammad died yesterday (June 03) at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed his death to NBC News.
Ali had suffered for three decades from Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological condition that slowly robbed him of both his legendary verbal grace and his physical dexterity.
A funeral service is planned in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky – reported NBC News.
FYI: Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on Jan. 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, to middle-class parents, Ali started boxing when he was 12, winning Golden Gloves titles before heading to the 1960 Olympics in Rome, where he won a gold medal as a light heavyweight.
We send out our thoughts and condolences to Muhammad Ali‘s loved ones during this difficult time.