Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said.
The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world’s best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted on Thursday.
He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. The funeral will take place in Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, his family said in a statement.
Ali had a number of children, and there is substantial animosity between family members regarding the care being given to the elderly champ and questions about the possible causes.
One of Ali’s relatives suggested today on Facebook that Ali’s condition and eventual death may have been the result of malfeasance.