Late Friday night, Muhammad Ali - one of the most intimidating and dominant athletes of all time, died at the age of 74. His passing is a loss for not only the sports world, but for the entire world, as his fights over civil rights are arguably more memorable and almost certainly more impactful than those in the ring.
Ali suffered from Parkinson's Disease, having been diagnosed with the condition in 1984. It has been reported that he died of septic shock after entering the hospital earlier in the week due to "respiratory problems."
He left a massive impression on athletes across the world, and many current and former Green Bay Packers players took to social media to express their sadness and to honor Ali's passing.
Rest easy to one of the most dominate athletes ever. It's a difference between being Cocky and Confident! pic.twitter.com/BFsqD2vrie— Jayrone Elliott (@Jay_Elliott15) June 4, 2016
"Boxing benefited from Ali's talents, but not nearly as much as mankind benefited from his humanity." #RipMuhammadAli— Trevor Davis (@Trevor9Davis) June 4, 2016
RIP to the GREATEST of all time, you changed the world #forevermissedALI— Lerentee McCray (@Liiive_55) June 4, 2016
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. SUFFER NOW and live the rest of your life as a champion.'"— Mike Daniels (@Mike_Daniels76) June 4, 2016
We wish Muhammad Ali's family the best in this difficult time.