Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

th-1June 3, 2016 — Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer and most influential athlete in history, died today at 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Not only was Ali revered for his boxing prowess and poetic bravado but he was also a defiant critic of the Vietnam War and defender of Islam in the face of stereotypes emerging in the aftermath of the 911 attacks.  Al Jazeera’s obituary can be found HERE.