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Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, cultural icon dies at 74, funeral planned for Friday | Fox News


Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champ fighter whose electrifying expertise in the ring and questionable outspokenness beyond it made him among the worlds most identifiable characters of the 20th Century, passed away Friday after a fight with a breathing disease at a Phoenix health center. He was 74.

Ali household representative Bob Gunnell stated Saturday that Alis funeral service will occur in his home town of Louisville, Ky., Friday and consist of an early morning motorcade through the city, personal burial at Cave Hill cemetery and a public memorial at the KFC Yum! .

Gunnell stated that previous President Bill Clinton, broadcaster Bryant Gumbel, and star Billy Crystal will provide the eulogies at the afternoon memorial which will be structured live around world.

The spokesperson stated Ali passed away of septic shock “due to undefined natural causes.” He stated the boxing legend passed away Friday at 9:10 p.m. regional time, investing the last hour of his life surrounded by his household. He was at first hospitalized in the Phoenix location on Monday.

One of Ali’s children explained her daddy’s last minutes, stating his heart would not stop beating for 30 minutes after all of his other organs failed. Hana Ali composed on Instagram that “nobody had actually even seen anything like it.”

She stated the household was surrounding Ali, hugging and kissing him, holding his hands and shouting an Islamic prayer while his heart kept beating as his other organs failed. She called it a “real testimony to the stamina of his spirit and will.”

I believe he will be rememembered as a male of the world who spoke his mind and wasnt scared to gamble and headed out of his method to be a kind and humane person who altered the world, Gunnell stated at a press conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Reaction to Alis death right away gathered on Twitter early Saturday from previous boxing champs to political leaders and stars.

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