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Muhammad Ali dies: Tributes pour in for legendary boxer

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The world is in mourning after the death of Muhammad Ali was announced.

The boxing legend died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 74, after being admitted to a hospital in the United States city on Thursday.

Ali had a respiratory illness that was complicated by a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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The reaction on social media has been immense, with tributes pouring in for the three-time heavyweight champion.

Boxing legends Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Roy Jones Jr have all sent messages of condolences.

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A statement from Ali’s family read: “The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time."

The boxer, who was crowned Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC, will be well-remembered for his pre- and post-fight boasts as well as his flamboyant style.

He also transcended the bounds of race and nationality as a civil rights campaigner.

Asked once how he would like to be remembered, Ali replied (per the BBC): “As a man who never sold out his people. But if that's too much, then just a good boxer. I won't even mind if you don't mention how pretty I was."

Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali, posted a touching photo on social media with the caption: “I love this photo of my father and my daughter Sydney when she was a baby!

"Thank for all the love and well wishes. I feel your love and appreciate it!!"

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