Boxing legend and cultural icon Muhammad Ali has passed away, a day after being rushed to the hospital.
The former world heavyweight champion, who had been battling Parkinson’s disease for the past 32 years, passed away at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, according to NBC News.
The late boxer was hospitalised on Thursday local time and was being treated for respiratory complications.
|Muhammad Ali attending the 2014 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards
at the Louisville Marriott Downtown (Photo source: NBC News).
He died with his family by his side. His funeral is planned to be held at his hometown Louisville, Kentucky.
Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on 17 January 1942 before changing his name after converting to Islam, is survived by his nine children and wife, Lonnie.
He was 74.