Muhammad Ali: Celebrities and Athletes Mourn the Boxing Legend
"God came for his champion," Mike Tyson tweeted in remembrance of the former heavyweight champion.
An outpouring of tributes flooded social media following the death of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, who battled Parkinson's syndrome for 32 years, on Friday night.
Former professional athlete Mike Tyson, Caitlyn Jenner and Floyd Mayweather were among those who mourned the loss of the boxing great. Tyson tweeted that "God came for his champion," while Mayweather wrote, "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."
Read more Hollywood reactions below.
RIP Muhammad Ali. A true champion. "I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs so I'll go to jail." https://t.co/hj0lQVO3e5— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali, we are all stronger because of the light you shared with us. Rest in peace G.O.A.T. I love you. pic.twitter.com/frRsld7iLE— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) June 4, 2016
This was 1 of the strongest & sweetest men I ever met. He elevated the sport of boxing & there will never be another pic.twitter.com/jmurVlfseY— Halle Berry (@halleberry) June 4, 2016
Thank you Muhammad Ali for all that you've given us.— The Academy (@TheAcademy) June 4, 2016
You'll be missed. pic.twitter.com/XV4QsuxOJa
He will always be an inspiration. He will always be my idol. He will always be the greatest. pic.twitter.com/B2YPC6QPEY— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) June 4, 2016
Ali was the first person that planted the seed in my head to be great, I ain't made it yet but he put me on the road to at least try.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) June 4, 2016
Our father was a "Humble Mountain!" And now he has gone home to God. God bless you daddy. YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!— Hana Ali (@Hanayali) June 4, 2016
The Greatest Man that ever lived. Daddy my best friend & my Hero You R no longer suffering & now in a better place. pic.twitter.com/IASO4u3Ikn— RASHEDA ALI™ (@rashedaali) June 4, 2016
Goodbye my friend. You were Great in so many ways. https://t.co/4rY68GF8mB— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was the greatest, not only an extraordinary athlete but a man of great courage and humanity.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 4, 2016
I wish this year would stop already it's just to much. pic.twitter.com/QoIwdvWzvL— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) 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
Ali, the G-O-A-T. A giant, an inspiration, a man of peace, a warrior for the cure. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/MCLyJhLC0X— Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) June 4, 2016
For the greatest man I have ever known. https://t.co/OUZHVZWBHY— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) June 3, 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!
"I'm so fast, I can turn off the light and hop in the bed before the room gets dark." RIP Muhammad Ali #GOAT— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) June 4, 2016
I had the honor of knowing #Muhammad Ali. He was simply The greatest inspiration to the whole world. Sad sad day.— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) June 4, 2016
Ralph Ali, Frazier & Foreman we were 1 guy. A part of me slipped away, "The greatest piece" https://t.co/xVKOc9qtub— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) June 4, 2016
The original GOAT is gone. I will never forget his vast legacy and the time he showed me a magic trick. #MuhammadAli Forever!!— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 4, 2016
#RIPMuhammadAli - one of the most powerful, courageous, passionate souls to walk this earth.— Nick Swardson (@NickSwardson) June 4, 2016
The Champion of Champions! In the most brutal of sports he was all beauty and grace. #MuhammadAli— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) June 4, 2016