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The World Pays Tribute to The People’s Champ

“He shook up the world, and the world’s better for it. Rest in peace, Champ.” – @POTUS

"He shook up the world, and the world's better for it. Rest in peace, Champ." - @POTUS

“He shook up the world, and the world’s better for it. Rest in peace, Champ.” – @POTUS

The world mourns the loss of a legend, from those who fought him, to politicians, to Kentucky basketball players.  Members of Kentucky’s 2015 team hold the memory of meeting him dear to their heart.

Was one of the most special moments of my life. R.I.P to the one and only @muhammadali #GOAT #hislegacylivesforever

A photo posted by Karl-Anthony Towns (@karltowns) on

From one of his greatest opponents, George Foreman.

When real recognizes real.

Politicians from close to home and afar pay their respects.

Greg Fischer’s remarks from this morning’s ceremony.

For one fascinating story from his hometown, click the Tweet below a read the rest of the thread.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for The World Pays Tribute to The People’s Champ



  1. 25OR624
    3:32 pm June 4, 2016 Permalink

    The photo of KAT, with the Greatest, captures the slow thief in the act.

    To float and sting swiftly – yet then be cursedly saddled for 30 plus years….

    The thief resembles my Parkinson’s stricken father.

    It is uncanny.