Tragedy has struck the sports world and the entire globe, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74.
Rest in peace, Muhammad Ali pic.twitter.com/bFY29VKDfq
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 4, 2016
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 4, 2016
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) June 4, 2016
Rest in peace Greatest pic.twitter.com/T0UM8IgE0B
— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) June 4, 2016
Rest easy, Champ. https://t.co/p5aeQUhyC6
— MLB (@MLB) June 4, 2016
The Greatest is gone. What a life and legacy.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 4, 2016
For a man who made them count. Thanks Champ. pic.twitter.com/UwlBg9k96a
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 4, 2016
Jackie Robinson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Babe Ruth and Joe Louis combined into one transcendent figure. https://t.co/fhUsv3YAJJ
— Dave Hogg (@stareagle) June 4, 2016
It was reported on Thursday that Ali was back in the hospital for a respiratory problem and those close to him feared that it was more serious than previous trips from a year ago. The Louisville-born three-time World Heavyweight Boxing champion battled Parkinson’s Disease for over thirty years and doctors believe that it developed gradually over his boxing career.
Two prominent figures that have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease are successful actor Michael J. Fox, and former Detroit Tiger and current color commentator Kirk Gibson. Both are driving forces to raise awareness for the disease.
Rest in peace, Champ.