Celebrities Pay Tribute To Legendary Boxer Muhammad Ali
Since the news broke, celebrities, sports stars and world leaders have paid their tributes to Ali, with many posting on social media about their experience meeting the boxing legend.
Check out some of the celebrity tributes below:
He shook up the world, and the world's better for it. Rest in peace, Champ. pic.twitter.com/z1yM3sSLH3
— President Obama (@POTUS) June 4, 2016
This pic means so much to me! The love he showed me he didn't have too. He always was excited to see me. He even came to see me on Broadway in A Raisin In The Sun. He sat thru a 3 hr play to see me. IT bugged me out. It humbled me. Thank you for the love. I MISS YOU. #RIPALI
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 4, 2016
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
Today my heart goes out to a pioneer, a true legend, and a hero by all means! Not a day went by entering the gym that I didn't think of you. Your charisma, your charm and above all, your class are all of the elements that will be greatly missed by myself and the world. You are someone that inspired me greatly throughout my boxing journey and words cannot express how great you were as a person! Thank you for everything you've done for Black America, in the the world of sports & entertainment and for the legacy you leave behind! My sincerest condolences to the Ali family!
President Obama also released a statement about Ali's death, writing: ""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."
But what made The Champ the greatest - what truly separated him from everyone else - is that everyone else would tell you pretty much the same thing.
Like everyone else on the planet, Michelle and I mourn his passing. But we're also grateful to God for how fortunate we are to have known him, if just for a while; for how fortunate we all are that The Greatest chose to grace our time.""
RIP Muhammad Ali.
- Jess Lim