Celebrities React To Muhammad Ali's Death & It Shows Just How Influential He Was
After the devastating news broke that Muhammad Ali had died at age 74, there was no shortage of outpour that demonstrated just how influential the boxer was. He was a legend, not just in the boxing community. His power spoke beyond a ring and touched many people, including some of today's biggest celebrities. The celebrities' reactions to Muhammad Ali's death show just how much influence Ali had, and how his legacy will be remembered forever.
The news of Ali's passing comes shortly after reports that the famed athlete was hospitalized, battling what was reported to be pneumonia. Bob Gunnell, a family spokesperson, told NBC News, "After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening."
With his passing, celebrities have used social media to share memories of their experiences with Ali, or to just reiterate the fact that he was extremely influential to so many lives with quotes from the boxer. There's no doubt that the outpour will continue as the news spreads. It's no surprise that all of the celebrities who have spoken out about the passing of Ali have had only wonderful things to say about the legend.
This Man. This King. This Hero. This Human! Words cannot express. He shook up the World! God Bless Him. pic.twitter.com/FQgKup7swz— Madonna (@Madonna) June 4, 2016
"The Greatest. Take a moment today to remember how inspiring this human being is... We will miss you... Thank you for changing the world. --JT"
I met him a few times . And he was always the funniest guy in the room. So sad. pic.twitter.com/gl6hjV7Y0W— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) June 4, 2016
"Dear Muhammad Ali. I loved that man. He was great from the first day we met him in Miami, and on the numerous occasions when I ran into him over the years. Besides being the greatest boxer, he was a beautiful, gentle man with a great sense of humour who would often pull a pack of cards out of his pocket, no matter how posh the occasion, and do a card trick for you. The world has lost a truly great man. Love Paul"
Michael J. Fox
Ali, the G-O-A-T. A giant, an inspiration, a man of peace, a warrior for the cure. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/MCLyJhLC0X— Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) June 4, 2016
Beckham used one of Ali's famous quotes as the caption of his tribute: "Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing."
Muhammad Ali, courageous in all things in which he believed. Led by example. Dignity, humor, generosity, love. Still dancing.— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 4, 2016
Taraji P. Henson
"When you know your purpose and KNOW THAT GOD IS!!!! Why you will FOREVER be THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME #GOAT #RipAli "Thank you" is not enough!!! You can fight from a higher place now. REST IN HEAVEN KING ALI"
I had the honor of knowing #Muhammad Ali. He was simply The greatest inspiration to the whole world. Sad sad day.— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) June 4, 2016
"Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong."-Ali #TheGreatest— Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) June 4, 2016
"I'm so fast, I can turn off the light and hop in the bed before the room gets dark." RIP Muhammad Ali #GOAT— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) June 4, 2016
The original GOAT is gone. I will never forget his vast legacy and the time he showed me a magic trick. #MuhammadAli Forever!!— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) 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
Sean Diddy Combs
RIP #MuhammedAli. Truly the greatest of all time. Your legacy extends beyond sports.— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) June 4, 2016
ALI BOMAYE! ALI BOMAYE! ALI BOMAYE!— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) June 4, 2016
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