Muhammad Ali has died

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/muhammad-ali-greatest-all-time-dead-74-n584776

    Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead.

    Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74.

    "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," Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman, told NBC News.

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    Was always retired as long as I can recall but some of you older folks might remember his career
     
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    Goodbye Cassius Clay. Parkinson's sucks. My dad died of it at 84.
     
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    RIP Champ
     
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    An amazing man full of contradictions, talent. I was pretty young when he was still fighting, but his personality was larger than life. A truly global presence.
     
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    Cassius Clay went to his final rest today that's all that I can say.
     
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    RIP Champ. Thank you for refusing to fight in a racist war.
     
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    What a coincidence Mohamed Ali and Cassius Clay two famous boxers died on the same day.
     
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    That truly was not a smart response!
     
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    Whether you call him Muhammad Ali or Cassius Clay, he was a great boxer. He will be missed.
     
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    One of the greatest athletes the world has known. RIP.
     
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    Oh look. Someone cried "racism". Don't see that every day....
     
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    There are memorials at both his home and the Ali center here....the services will be held in our new massive sports arena due to expected crowds. I live in his hometown and he was always a big source of pride here. He will be missed and is greatly appreciated for being himself.

    He truly was the greatest.
     
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    In my top 5 of athletes. Most of us think of his fighting in the 2nd stage of his career (Foreman, Frazier, etc.) but his first stage (pre-banishment) was flat-out amazing.

    As for the man, we will almost assuredly run into a couple ignorant losers here who will denigrate the man as a coward and race baiter. I am somewhat encouraged that we are half-way through the second page on this thread and have not encountered one.
     
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