Muhammad Ali passed away , such a sad loss he has been ill for so long, a great boxer , widely hailed as the greatest heavyweight boxer in the sport’s history, died Friday night.
The former professional boxer, generally considered as the best heavyweight of all time, succumbed to a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease after being hospitalised with respiratory problems.
Family spokesman Bob Gunnell has released a statement announcing the death of the three-time heavyweight champion boxer today.
The funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
"The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time," the statement said.