Ali, arguably the greatest, most influential sports figure of the last century, had been battling Parkinson’s disease since being diagnosed in 1984. While longer think-pieces on exactly what Ali’s life meant to the world are coming, that can wait. For now let’s all just take time to mourn the boxer who became a superstar and the man who came to mean so much to so many.
Rest in peace Muhammad. There will never be anyone else like you.