Muhammad Ali has died. Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away on Friday, June 3 after a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease, and recent complications due to a respiratory illness. Ali passed away quietly with his family by his side. Ali’s daughter Hana, 40, took to Twitter to share her sorrow and father’s final moments according to a June 4 report.
Muhammad Ali dies, daughter Hana shares his final moments
“Our hearts are literally hurting, but we are so happy daddy is free now” Hana, 40, wrote in a Twitter post. “We all tried to stay strong and whispered in his ear, ‘You can go now. We will be okay. We love love. Thank you. You can go back to God now,” she continued.
Hana also revealed that she and her sisters were gathered all around Ali in his final moments hugging him while chanting the Islamic prayer. During Ali’s final minutes “All of his organs failed,” she revealed. “But his HEART would not stop beating. For 30 minutes, his heart just kept beating. No one had ever seen anything like it,” Hana insisted. “A true testament to the strength of his spirit and will!”
Family, friends and fans mourn death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
As previously reported, Muhammad Ali had checked into the hospital on Thursday and reps said he was in fair condition, but on Friday his health worsened throughout the day. NBC News first reported his death, quoting a family spokesperson. Just twenty-four hours after Ali was hospitalized in a Phonix, Arizona hospital he has taken a rapid turn for the worse.
Ali retired from boxing in 1981 with a 56-5 record. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease about three years after he retired, with doctors stating it was likely caused by the punches Ali took during his career as a boxer. Ali has been married four times and has seven daughters and two sons. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ali family during this difficult time. A funeral service is planned in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.