Paul Simon announced Ali’s passing during performance of ‘The Boxer’
"I’m sorry to tell you this way, but Muhammad Ali has passed away" he said.
One of the concertgoers reported that Simon dedicated the song to the iconic boxer and humanitarian to close out the show along with "Sounds of Silence."
we found out Muhammad Ali died towards the end of the Paul Simon concert & they ended with The Boxer & The Sound of Silence in honor of him
— rochelle (@kvetchkween) June 4, 2016
— Kathryn Goetzke (@kathryngoetzke) June 4, 2016
Just sang "The Boxer" with Paul Simon (and 10,000 people, maybe more) at the Greek Theater in honor of Mohammad Ali pic.twitter.com/Kf7Q1YJtgB
— Matt Troyer (@MattTroyer2) June 4, 2016
Hearing Paul Simon announce that Muhammad Ali passed away while he played the boxer definitely qualifies as a memorable concert moment.
— Ben Hjerrild (@BenHjerrild) June 4, 2016