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Three-time heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, who charmed millions with his wit and confidence in the ring and inspired many more with his commitment to humanitarian causes has died, according to the family spokesman. He was 74.

Ali had been hospitalized for a respiratory issue June 2. At the time, a rep said he was in fair condition.

One of the greatest fighters in the history of boxing, Ali retired in 1981 after losing to Trevor Berbick in his 61st career bout.

Soon thereafter, Ali -- who doctors said had begun showing signs of sluggishness and neurological damage in the 1970s -- began receiving treatment for Parkinson's disease.

Ali, who called himself "The Greatest," was married four times and had nine children, including daughter Laila, who also became a professional boxer. Ali and his fourth wife, Yolanda "Lonnie" Williams, had been married since 1986.

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  • Roman Monday, 06 June 2016 09:02 AM

    haha! good one!!

    malij Saturday, 04 June 2016 12:29 PM

    Without any doubt he was "The Greatest."

    ANTON Saturday, 04 June 2016 12:54 PM

    " WHAT KEEPS ME GOING IS GOALS" (THANK U FOR THE SAYING SIR) ... HERE , MOST OF OUR SPORTSMEN SAY "WHAT KEEPS ME GOING IS MONEY"

    ananda Saturday, 04 June 2016 01:00 PM

    End of an era. You are the greatest. Rest in peace. via DM Android App

    Hussain Saturday, 04 June 2016 01:49 PM

    Good-Night, sweet prince; and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Hamlet

    Unchikuni Saturday, 04 June 2016 02:25 PM

    The "Gentle Giant" that trilled us in the 70s has said the final good bye. We will miss you Sir. May you attain Nirvana.

    janaka Sunday, 05 June 2016 09:15 PM

    May Allah give you paradise. Ameen


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