Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time and civil rights champion has died at the age of 74. Ali died Friday night at a Phoenix based hospital.
Muhammad Ali had reportedly spent his past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman reported on NBC news.
“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,” said Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman.
NBC news report revealed Ali had suffered for three decades from Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive neurological condition that slowly robbed him of both his legendary verbal grace and his physical dexterity.
Ali’s funeral service is planned in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.