Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died today at the age of 74.
The former heavyweight champion was hospitalised in Arizona this week after suffering from respiratory problems that had reportedly been made worse by his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in the 1980s.
Before his death, he led a stellar career that spanned 21 years with 56 wins and Olympic Gold to his name.
Tributes have since poured in for Ali from world leaders, CEOs as well as former boxers.
Here’s what they’re saying.
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." Rest in peace #MuhammadAli
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 4, 2016
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
With sad demise of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, a golden era has ended. He was a symbol of invincibility & his feats will always inspire.
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) June 4, 2016
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016
— Larry King (@kingsthings) June 4, 2016
I had the honor of knowing #Muhammad Ali. He was simply The greatest inspiration to the whole world. Sad sad day.
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali represents and symbolises greatness for all the world over. His name and story will live on forever. RIP!
— Cathy Freeman (@CathyFreeman) June 4, 2016
Farewell the greatest. A warrior, an entertainer, an inspiration. RIP Muhammad Ali.
— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) June 4, 2016
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) June 4, 2016
— Bob Arum (@BobArum) June 4, 2016
It's been said it was Rope a dope, Ali beat me with no his beauty that beat me. Most beauty I've know loved him pic.twitter.com/G64WX3eyZC
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) June 4, 2016
— Freddie Roach (@FreddieRoach) June 4, 2016
"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” ~Muhammad Ali pic.twitter.com/2pbyzYlDC9
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) June 4, 2016
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