Boxing legend and renowned activist, Muhammad Ali, has died today, at the age of 74. The eloquent, controversial and brilliant three-time heavyweight champion who was known as much for his social conscience and staunch opposition to the Vietnam War as for his amazingly impressive boxing skills, was hospitalized on Thursday for respiratory problems at a hospital close to his home in Phoenix. His breathing got worse that he was eventually placed on life support, however the doctors could only do so much for the aging icon.
Ali, the greatest of all time, is survived by his wife, Yolanda “Lonnie” Williams, nine kids, and more than 50 years of athletic and socio-political achievements.
Rest in Power.