Muhammad Ali, larger than life
June 4, 2016 § Leave a comment
An unsurpassed legacy has reached its temporal conclusion. The greatest sports figure and celebrity of the 20th century has passed. Rather than mourn his death, we continue to celebrate his life and its many facets. Rather than poorly retelling a complex life story, I chose some amusing images that touch on the breadth of his celebrity. You know you’re famous when: Andy Warhol comes to your home to snap a pic, you spar with Elvis…
Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s greatest boxers, died on Friday, June 3, at the age of 74.
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali started boxing at age 12 — and ultimately became known for much more than just his successful boxing career.
Ali converted to Islam in 1964, changing his name from Cassius Clay — what he called his “slave name” — to Muhammed Ali after becoming affiliated with the Nation of Islam. His political activism and charity inspired millions throughout his life.
Please visit his site at muhammadali.com! It is a rare, exceptional, site worthy of its namesake.
Fame started with the 1960 Olympics…
with President Ronald Regan
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