Wow a lot of people associated with the Beatles are dying this year. Maurice White from Earth, Wind, and Fire, David Bowie, George Martin, Prince, and now Ali. NTM, Cilla Black and Cynthia passed last year. Although his antics got on your nerve sometimes. I did have deep respect for the legendary boxer, I heard he was a decent person. It was painful to see him suffering at various events. My prayers go to his family and friends, may he RIP. I think his funeral will be televised Friday. I saw on the news it will be public. I read on his IMDB page, he took up boxing as a kid, to beat up the bullies who stole his bike. Cute story. Wow how times have changed, sadly in todays world, the bullies face being shot!