Jun. 05, 2016
Muhammad Ali has died
Muhammad Ali had been hospitalized and was being treated for a respiratory issue, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said in a statement Thursday. Ali is widely considered the best boxer of all time and is clearly the best showman the sport ever saw.
Ali has been in poor health for years and has Parkinson’s disease. And you have to wonder how much the abuse he took in the ring has affected his health. According to reports, Ali was expected to have a brief hospital stay. However Ali passed away and saddened a nation if not the world.
I was a little kid when Elvis died but the death of Ali reminds me of that. An icon from my childhood has passed away and it makes us all look a little longer at our own mortality.