Breaking news: Muhammad Ali has died, aged 74

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"

Text: Shannon Wylie

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away after battling Parkinson's. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the breaking news...

On Friday June 3, 2016, Cassius Clay, better known as Muhammad Ali, passed away after suffering from Parkinson's. The boxing legend, who converted to Islam in 1964 and simultaneously changed his name to Ali, was diagnosed with the disease 32 years ago. But Thursday, June 2, Ali was admitted to a hospital in Phoenix citing a respitatory problem. Shortly after, news broke that the Olympic gold medalist, who shot to fame following his approach to the ring, had died. Ali's family was by his side when he passed away.

A statement was released by his representatives simply stating: Muhammed Ali, 1942-2016.

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