Stars of sports and entertainment react to Muhammad Ali’s death
Three time heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, a sports legend and iconic humanitarian and activist, passed away Friday in Arizona at the age of 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disesase.
Tributes and condolences flowed into Twitter for The Greatest.
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— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) June 4, 2016
Please tell me it's not true that 1 of my childhood heroes @MuhammadAli has passed away. He is the Greatest athlete of ALL TIME. Truth
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) June 4, 2016
— WWE (@WWE) June 4, 2016
Rest in peace Muhammad Ali the greatest of all time
— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) June 4, 2016
If there were no Muhammad Ali…Howard Cosell probably would have spent his entire career as a local NYC radio broadcaster.
— Joe Browne (@JBeonTheHill) June 4, 2016
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016
RIP Muhammad Ali. An inspiration for all! #GOAT 🐐
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) June 4, 2016
— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) June 4, 2016
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 4, 2016
"The world has lost a great Champion. Muhammad Ali, lover of human beings, a warrior for the fight against discrimination…a great friend."
— Jim Brown (@JimBrownNFL32) June 4, 2016
He will always be an inspiration. He will always be my idol. He will always be the greatest. pic.twitter.com/B2YPC6QPEY
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) June 4, 2016
"If my mind can conceive it & my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it." Muhammad Ali taught us all to dream. pic.twitter.com/my6Cdw2p12
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) June 4, 2016
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) June 4, 2016
— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) June 4, 2016
We will never forget Muhammad Ali, including his visit months before we won Super Bowl XLVII. #TheGreatest
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali. The Greatest. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/Rji6KryXeN
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) June 4, 2016
Respect Respect Respect and Love to The Greatest: Muhammad Ali 🙏🏿 #RIPMuhammadAli
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) June 4, 2016
"I've made my share of mistakes…if I've changed even 1 life for the better, I haven't lived in vain."Muhammed Ali…RIP
U changed my life.
— Forest Whitaker (@ForestWhitaker) June 4, 2016
— ♛Rey Mysterio❔ (@reymysterio) June 4, 2016
Ali!Ali!Ali! #RIP He told me "Hey Kight Rider you're pretty, but not as pretty as me" The Greatests' spirit will always be in my heart!
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) June 4, 2016
I remember when I was little kid Ali and my pops was gonna box at our karate class.
Try to get the kids at school to believe that. #RIP🐝
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) June 4, 2016
— Mark Jackson (@MarkJackson13) June 4, 2016
This one hurts. I have so much to say, but don't know how to say it…but for now, you will be missed & I appreciate you so much. #Ali
— Andre S.O.G. Ward (@andreward) June 4, 2016
As boys, we huddled around the radio as Muhammad Ali floored Sonny Liston. In 1975, he walked into, and blessed, our lives…
— Jermaine Jackson (@jermjackson5) June 4, 2016
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 4, 2016
RIP to the greatest. Ali.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) June 4, 2016
R.I.P. To the G.O.A.T. My man hero Muhammad Ali…. pic.twitter.com/YCGjWdWR6l
— Andre Berto (@AndreBerto) June 4, 2016
"I'll show you how great I am"- Muhammad Ali
Rest in Paradise Legend
— Khalil Mack (@52Mack_) June 4, 2016
"The will must be stronger than the skill."
— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali, the greatest athlete, ambassador and human being EVER! Rest in Peace. There will NEVER be another. Greatest of all time!
— Bill Burr (@billburr) June 4, 2016
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 4, 2016
LIBERATED THE UNIVERSE Y'ALL..
— VIC THE BRICK JACOBS (@vicfeelingyou) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was not just a Legendary fighter & Battle MC, he was, and still is an iconic figure for social justice & defiance of tyranny.
— IG: TechImmortal (@ImmortalTech) June 4, 2016
Until Ali no one said "I'm beautiful" he was royalty, yet common man was his pal. That is beauty. Greatest kind pic.twitter.com/uX7htKHrGc
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) June 4, 2016
A lot of people want to be badass. Muhammad Ali WAS badass. Safe travels.
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) June 4, 2016
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) June 4, 2016
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) June 4, 2016
🙏🏾 Legend Ali … God Bless … You home now https://t.co/xu79xh7vK5
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) June 4, 2016
— Kimora Lee Simmons (@OfficialKimora) June 4, 2016
His may be the Greatest of 20th century American stories. Muhammad Ali, rest In peace 1942-2016
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 4, 2016
— Tony Parker (@tonyparker) June 4, 2016
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) June 4, 2016
— Hassan Whiteside (@youngwhiteside) June 4, 2016
— Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) June 4, 2016
— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) June 4, 2016
— Gina Carano (@ginacarano) June 4, 2016
RIP Muhammad Ali – an incredible athlete, an extraordinary showman; a man who changed the world. pic.twitter.com/ez1F8qDqmm
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) June 4, 2016
An inspiration. A legend. Forever a champion. RIP Muhammad Ali. 😢 pic.twitter.com/2TAlKmAOM8
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) June 4, 2016
😭 Nooooo stop taking our legends! R.I.P ALI pic.twitter.com/Gryu9PBcqQ
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was not just a champion in the ring – he was a champion of civil rights, and a role model for so many people.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) June 4, 2016
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
RIP Muhammad Ali 👊
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) June 4, 2016
Sad news..Great Champion is gone.. RIP Mohammed Ali …Respect.
— Teemu Selanne (@TeemuSel8nne) June 4, 2016
Truly a giant of human kind. Giving more than he received with everyday he lived his life. We will be grateful to you forever, Muhammad Ali!
— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali is dead at 74! A truly great champion and a wonderful guy. He will be missed by all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2016
A visit from Ali. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/d5cBHrW3Eo
— Hugh Hefner (@hughhefner) June 4, 2016
So incredibly sad when a legend dies. Long live Muhammed Ali. Rest in power.
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) June 4, 2016
I'm gonna cry a lot of tears tonight!!! RIP to The Original Greatest! Muhammad Ali!!!
— DJ Jazzy Jeff (@djjazzyjeff215) June 4, 2016