Rest in Peace, Ali Posted on June 4, 2016 by suzie81speaks 34 2016 continues in it’s cruelty. Rest in Peace, Ali Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)MoreClick to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
My dad was very upset when he changed his name from Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. to Ali. My dad loved boxing and “Cassius Clay” was his favorite. He lived a long life, 30 years of it with trauma-induced parkinsons. That was probably his greatest fight of all.
Agreed- he’d retired by the time I was born but I’ve seen so many of his fights via YouTube.
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That’s a great quote. Of course now I feel stupid for viewing the world like I did when I was 20, which was very recent of course
Haha! Me too – I don’t feel much different than when I was 18…
Me neither, but unfortunately I have the insight to know when I look way to old to do some of the stupid stuff I do, like mosh pits.
Bahahaha! I can’t really see you in a mosh pit to be fair Phil…
Nobody can, but I do love the energy of the crowd
Please get photographic evidence for me if you ever decide to…
OK. I’ve got five concerts planned for the summer. I’ll get a shot of me in the middle of the crowd for you.
I’m going to remind you of this Phil…
You won’t need to. I’m going to a concert in Philadelphia next weekend
I look forward to seeing it!
Sad indeed. He lived with Parkinsons for decades. A true American hero. Thank you for posting this.
I wasn’t aware that he had Parkinsons…The same awful illness that Michael J. Fox has… 😦
Ali was brash and unbeatable when young, ill and frail when old. He showed the world how to live with dignity no matter the circumstances. One of a kind, he will be missed but never forgotten.
Agreed… I remember so many TV appearances he has made over the last 20 years and he always carried himself with dignity…
I’m not a boxing fan, I’m not even a sports fan, but this is saddening. May his closest friends and family, and his fans all over the world find lasting peace. Amen.
Have you seen Hana Ali’s Twitter post? You can find it here:
I’ll check it out – thanks Dustin!
It is BEAUTIFUL!
He was my favorite athlete… I grew up watching him and Howard Cowell on ABC Wide World of Sports and I used to mimic Ali all the time.lol I was told I do a good Ali. There was no one like him and there won’t be anyone like him again.
I only became aware of him when he appeared at the Atlanta Olympics, and then I watched all his fights on YouTube a few years ago. Someone who stood up for himself and what he believed in…
Ali was my hero, so very sad at his passing. I’ve written a tribute to The Greatest & what he meant to me: https://lovelaughtertruthblog.com/2016/06/05/the-greatest-of-all-time-for-all-time-a-tribute-to-muhammad-ali/
I read it this morning, along with your rocky post – they’re both fantastic!
Thank you Suzie, they have both had a huge influence on my life – I wouldn’t be where I am without them!
I’ve always enjoyed watching boxing matches but never followed the sport regularly. I took far more from the Rocky films… I watched Creed the other day and have to admit I shed a little tear…
“If you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth..” (I’ll stop there or I could spend all day quoting from Rocky!).
Haha! I ran up the steps a few years ago when I went to Philadelphia and couldn’t help but jumping up and down like and idiot at the top
My older sister, who was obsessed with (at the time) Cassius Clay just about flipped her lid when he defeated Sonny Liston on Feb. 25, 1964–her 15th birthday!! I was only 7, but I remember all the girls running down to the living room from her bedroom screaming! In a very strange and sad twist of fate, my sister passed away from early onset PD in October 2016, after a 25+ year struggle with that horribly cruel diseases. AND her neurologist left his practice in Florida to go work at Muhammad Ali’s clinic in Arizona. May they both rest in peace, pain-free now.
I’ve watched all of his fights, but I was never really aware of just how influential he was until the Olympics in the ’90’s. I’m so sorry for your loss too…
Wow, that’s incredibly ironic. Thank you for sharing.:)
Suzie, you make a great point, because I had not realized just how influential he was, either, until after his passing, sadly.. As devastating as all this is, I am relieved that he’s no longer suffering, and that your sister’s at peace now, Isgaitan.