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These Muhammad Ali Facebook Tributes Show Just How Many People He Reached


Muhammad Ali's death from complications due to his Parkinson's disease on Friday evening was a surprise to many fans. Ali's death at 74 years old, like Prince and David Bowie earlier this year, is hard to handle for many fans. Say what you will about social media; sometimes in a time of crisis and collective feels it's the only place to be. These Muhammad Ali Facebook tributes posted since his death really show how many people, from every corner of the world and all walks of life, he really touched.

Because all across the board, Ali has touched people's lives. His fans, his friends, his family, even the networks that broadcast his fights β€” those in the ring and those he fought outside the gym β€” have taken to social media to remember the heavyweight champion. On Saturday, even President Obama made a statement about his death. Obama said, "Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period." "If you just asked him, he'd tell you. He'd tell you he was the double greatest; that he'd 'handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail," the President said. Those are some very, very big words. Which seems fitting for the prize fighter and civil rights advocate. But there are may ways to remember him. Here are some other Facebook tributes.

From his daughter, Laila,

Laila Ali on Facebook

Laila wrote, "I love this photo of my father and my daughter Sydney when she was a baby! Thanks for all the love and well wishes. I feel your love and appreciate it!!"

From Showtime

Showtime Boxing on Facebook

They wrote:

From actress Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh on Facebook

Walsh captioned the photo, "Wow. Such an inspiration. #floatlikeabutterflystinglikeabee#ali πŸ™πŸ½ #rip"

From Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated on Facebook

Of course, Ali gets the cover for the next issue.

From Rohan Marley

Rohan Marley on Facebook

One of Bob Marley's sons wrote on the social network, "THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME' Fly away home."

From Kel Mitchell

Rohan Marley on Facebook

The actor and director of Kenan and Kel fame saluted the entire Ali fam, by writing, "Rest in heaven Champ! #Ali #Champ#MohammedAli Prayers going out to the Ali family."

From Amy Tan

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The author wrote on her Facebook page:

Even The Man Himself

Muhammad Ali on Facebook

He was an inspiration all around.