Muhammad Ali a murit la 74 de ani

Muhammad Ali, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who became a global icon of civil rights and black empowerment, died Friday near Phoenix, Ariz. He was 74.

Ali had been admitted to hospital for respiratory problems that were exacerbated by Parkinson’s Disease, according to the Associated Press. The boxer had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the 1980s.

His death brings down the curtain on one of the most extraordinary lives in American sporting and cultural history.