Legendary human being Muhammad Ali dies at 74

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Muhammad Ali at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Collateral' held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, USA on August 2, 2004 | Photo credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com
  • Muhammad Ali at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Collateral' held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, USA on August 2, 2004 | Photo credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

After a long battle with Parkinson's disease, boxing legend Muhammad Ali died Friday night, according to a statement from his family. 

Reports of Ali's worsening condition began this week after he was hospitalized in Phoenix for respiratory issues. 

The boxer had ties to Michigan, moving to Berrien Springs two years after being diagnosed with the disease in 1986 and being an active member of the community there until 2007. 

Michigan's native son and boxing standout Floyd Mayweather told ESPN, "We lost a legend, a hero and a great man."

Many others took to Twitter to share their Detroit memories of 'The Greatest.'









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