How heartbreaking. The world lost yet another legend when boxing great Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Celebs immediately mourned the icon on Twitter — see their heartfelt tweets right here.
RIP, Muhammad Ali! The legendary boxer sadly died on June 3 at the age of 74 and sports fans around the globe are absolutely devastated over such a huge loss. Among the first to react were A-listers like Donald Trump, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, and Russell Wilson, and that’s only a few of the many celebrities who took to social media to share their touching messages and favorite memories of Muhammad.
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After Muhammad was rushed to the hospital on June 2 for a respiratory issue, he was in fair condition as doctors treated him, his family spokesman Bob Gunnell said in a statement to WDRB. But sadly his condition worsened after he left the hospital, with Muhammad eventually falling so ill that he passed away after being placed on life support earlier in the day.
Although he had struggled with medical issues in the past, his death still came as a shock due to the sudden nature of it. He was in the hospital for less than two days at the time he died, leaving the world reeling with the tragic news.
In disbelief that such a legendary athlete was dead, fans and stars alike blew up the Twitterverse with loving messages to Muhammad. See some of the big names who shared their thoughts and memories about the greatest of all time.
A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on
Muhammad Ali is dead at 74! A truly great champion and a wonderful guy. He will be missed by all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2016
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016
MY HERO GOD BLESS YOU! We LOVE YOU! pic.twitter.com/ZkXWqbotHv
— Sean Diddy Combs (@iamdiddy) June 4, 2016
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) June 4, 2016
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) June 4, 2016
It's pretty incredible to say to my kids in the future that I was alive when Muhammad Ali was living. What a true legend. #MuhammedAli
— Phillip Phillips (@Phillips) June 4, 2016
RIP The Greatest of All Time Muhammad Ali.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/xx7FvWVTeL
— Johnny Knoxville (@realjknoxville) June 4, 2016
RIP Muhammad ALI – Champion and hero. pic.twitter.com/RoTse5cE2H
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) June 4, 2016
Rest in peace Muhammad Ali. You will be dearly missed.
— Tommy Chong (@tommychong) June 4, 2016
'If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.'
Words to live by. RIP ALI. 👊🏼❤️ pic.twitter.com/SQiFKZ97rb
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) June 4, 2016
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) June 4, 2016
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was the Greatest of all times. And will be missed so much. RIP Ali. I am so sad right now!!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali. The Greatest. You will truly be missed.
— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) June 4, 2016
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) June 4, 2016
— Triple H (@TripleH) June 4, 2016
"It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am." – Muhammad Ali
An icon lost. Your legend will live on! pic.twitter.com/hVUx0LDOiE
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 4, 2016
Truly the Greatest. Hero. Champion. Gentleman. Legend. Rest in Peace, Champ. pic.twitter.com/mHl64auyCR
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) June 4, 2016
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"Dear Muhammad Ali. I loved that man. He was great from the first day we met him in Miami, and on the numerous occasions when I ran into him over the years. Besides being the greatest boxer, he was a beautiful, gentle man with a great sense of humour who would often pull a pack of cards out of his pocket, no matter how posh the occasion, and do a card trick for you. The world has lost a truly great man. Love Paul" #PaulMcCartney #MuhammadAli #CassiusClay
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Muhammad is survived by his nine children — including professional boxer Laila Ali — and his wife of 30 years, Yolonda Williams. With the kind of career he had, Muhammad may be gone, but never forgotten!
HollywoodLifers, send your love to Muhammad’s family and friends as they mourn his loss. Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this difficult time.