Michael J. Fox leads Hollywood’s tributes to the late Muhammad Ali
Michael J. Fox has led Hollywood’s tributes to the late Muhammad Ali.
The ‘Back to the Future’ star has remembered the legendary professional boxer, who tragically passed away at the age of 74 from complications due to an ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He wrote on Twitter: "Ali, the G-O-A-T. A giant, an inspiration, a man of peace, a warrior for the cure. Thank you (sic)"
Before adding in a statement: "Muhammad was a true legend – a champion in the boxing ring, and a champion for millions of Parkinson’s families. We looked up to him as an example of grace and courage in the face of great challenges. He will be missed."
Meanwhile, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson also paid tribute to the late star.
Sharing a picture of the pair on Instagram, she wrote: "For some today will come around again and for somebody else now is the end ! Never rush the day away cuz u never know who’s time your rushing away ! # #mohammadali (sic)"
Kate Hudson posted a video tribute to the sportsman on her social media account, which featured photographs of him overlaid by some of his most well known phrases.
She captioned it: "Yes you did Mr Ali. You shook up the world … Sending love and light to the family #RIP #TheGreatest (sic)"
Mohammad – who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. – sadly passed away at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday (03.06.16) after being taken ill the previous day.
The news was confirmed in a statement by family spokesman Bob Gunnell.
He said at the time: "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."