Muhammad Ali Has Died Aged 74

Publish Date
Saturday, 4 June 2016, 4:37PM
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Muhammad Ali has died.

The legendary boxer, 74, had been on life support at a hospital outside Phoenix, Arizona, after he was found "barely breathing" at his home on Thursday.

Ali was surrounded by his family who rushed to be at his bedside on Friday after doctors warned his condition was "rapidly deteriorating".

A source, who said he had spoken to the three-time heavyweight champion's wife, Lonnie, said earlier today: "It's extraordinarily grave. It's a matter of hours.

"It could be more than a couple of hours, but it's not going to be much more. Funeral arrangements are already being made.'

Ali was taken to hospital on Thursday with an "unshakeable cough", a separate source said, with his reported respiratory problems likely to be complicated by his Parkinson's disease.

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