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Muhammad Ali with Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Sultan Rahi

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Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer, dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer who proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and was among the most famous and beloved athletes on the planet, died Friday (June 3rd – 2016) in Arizona, a family spokesman said.

Ali had been at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center in Scottsdale since Thursday with what spokesman Bob Gunnell had described as a respiratory issue.

“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,” Gunnell said in a statement. “The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time.”

Ali’s daughter Hana Ali said her father was a “humble mountain.”

“And now he has gone home to God. God bless you daddy. YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!” she tweeted.

Below are some pictures of Muhammad Ali with Indian and Pakistani artistes.

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Caption – Muhammad Ali hands over a plaque to Mohammed Rafi in an undated picture from Yasmin Rafi’s collection.

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Caption – Pakistani actor Sultan Rahi greets Muhammad Ali in Lahore in 1980s.

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Caption –┬áMuhammad Ali with Lata Mangeshkar and her niece on a flight to London.

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