Today the world mourns legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who died on June 4, aged 74.
The athlete famously suffered from Parkinson’s disease which he battled for the last 32 years of his life. The star died in Phoenix, Arizona after being admitted to hospital on Thursday with respiratory problems.
Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., was considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight boxer in history. He remains the only three-time lineal heavyweight champion of the world, taking home the title in 1964, 1974 and 1978.
The boxer, often known simply as ‘The Greatest’, leaves behind nine children – seven daughters and two sons – from his four marriages.
One of the last tweets Ali shared was a tribute to Prince who died on April 21 of this year.
— Muhammad Ali (@MuhammadAli) April 22, 2016
Fellow boxers Mike Tyson and Oscar De La Hoya paid tribute to Ali with these Tweets.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 4, 2016
Snoop Dogg is also one of many stars to pay tribute to the late boxer with this picture of the pair of them on his Instagram page.
Artists have been leading tributes throughout today (June 4) including Pharrell Williams, El-P and The Weeknd.
rest in peace to powerful and peaceful King Ali. the greatest of all time. you put confidence in all our hearts. pic.twitter.com/PnCCLdMZXa
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) June 4, 2016
Our families would get together, just sit around and watch you fight.
You fought for so much.
Thank you Champ pic.twitter.com/xgA4UOIAcP
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) June 4, 2016
Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Timberlake took to Instagram to share their thoughts.
BBC One has also altered its primetime schedule to celebrate the sporting and cultural icon, with an airing of documentary Muhammad Ali: The Greatest between 9.30pm and 10.50pm.