Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies aged 74

  • Gayathri Mathivanan
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  • June 4, 2016, 1:33 AM


The former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali passed away on Friday, 3 June, at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix in Arizona state where he had been admitted a day before following a respiratory condition.


Ali had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for a number of years and his respiratory problems were offset by the illness.


The funeral will take place in Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, his family said in a statement.


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