BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
World’s greatest boxer, Muhammad Ali passed on yesterday June 3 at a hospital in Phoenix as a result of complications that arose from respiratory problems he developed recently.
In 1984, He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome(a disease thought to be brought on by head trauma) and spent his last years increasingly shaky, immobile and quiet.
“After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening. Muhammad Ali’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, KY. The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and support and asks for privacy at this time,” family spokesperson Bob Gunnell said in a statement.
He was married four times and is survived by nine children: Maryum, Rasheda, Jamillah, Hana, Laila (a former boxer and reality TV star), Khaliah, Miya, Muhammad and Asaad.
May his soul rest well.