This is so devastating! Legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, has tragically died and we are absolutely heartbroken. In total shock, fans everywhere have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of this icon. And although he’s gone, the incredible athlete will certainly not be forgotten.
We cannot believe this news — Muhammad Ali has tragically passed away at the age of 74 and we are completely in shock! The whole world seems to be as well, as fans have taken to social media to express their grief. There’s no question the iconic boxer was loved by SO many people and his amazing legacy will live forever. Check out how fans are mourning this great loss below — and don’t forget your tissues!
The world truly suffered a great loss on June 4th with the passing of Muhammad. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., Muhammad was a professional boxer who was considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport. And you better believe the Twittersphere is feeling this loss!
His fans are, after all, flooding to Twitter to post their condolences about the late boxing icon, as well as other boxers, like George Foreman. Here’s a sample of the messages of grief about his heartbreaking passing:
Heaven gained another angel. Rest easy Muhammad Ali. Your legacy will forever live on.
— Marie Aguilar (@Marie_aguilar98) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was man who was respected globally despite his religious affiliation is a model to us all. A huge loss to everyone.
— zaynah. (@lastskiss) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was so much more than a great fighter. No obituary, let alone tweet, can capture impact of perhaps greatest athlete ever. RIP.
— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) June 4, 2016
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can't hit what the eyes can't see!" R.I.P. To the goat, Muhammad Ali.
— Jakson Reetz (@jakson_1) June 4, 2016
R.I.P. MUHAMMAD ALI. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THE LEGEND 🏋🏽🕋🕋
— AHMAD!¡!¡!¡ (@amiester7) June 4, 2016
Sadly the icon, also known as The Greatest, was sick for quite some time so news of his death was not a complete shock. Muhammad was even hospitalized earlier this year for a “respiratory issue,” according to TMZ, who broke the news on June 2. The athlete also suffered from Parkinson’s disease and back in December 2014, he was hospitalized once again for a urinary tract infection. SO sad!
Our thoughts are with Muhammad’s friends and family during this extremely difficult time. HollywoodLifers, leave your condolences in the comments section below.