Hard to believe he's gone. So many celebrities have gone recently, it's surreal. RIP, Ali.
I'm not trying to be a smart-ass, but would someone please tell me why this befuddled boxer was considered such a "good man" or "hero." Perhaps I'm ignorant but what exactly did he do that would bring him such accolades? Boxing is a horrendous and barbarous sport and it left him so broken he had to turn to religion for comfort. Just asking.
He was a nice person.
ALI was a survivor.
Yes, not a surprise but still sad.
There's something wrong with turning to religion?He'll be remembered by most of us, and a role model for many.
@Diane: it seems an epidemic at times.@Lowell: I think he transcended his sport, particularly later on in his life. He was a complicated man, certainly, but he became a defining figure of the century.@Shelly: that's the way he struck me, particularly after his days in the ring.@Eve: he was.@Kelly: that it is.@Norma: indeed.
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