Twitter reaction to Muhammad Ali's death

AFP , Saturday 4 Jun 2016

Muhammad Ali
This file photo taken on March 4, 1976 shows heavyweight boxing world champion Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) during a press conference in Paris about his book "The Greatest" (AFP)

Reaction on Twitter and Instagram to the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali:

 

"God came for his champion. So long great one."

- former world heavyweight champion @MikeTyson

 

"Muhammad Ali is dead at 74! A truly great champion and a wonderful guy. He will be missed by all!"

- Republican presidential hopeful @realDonaldTrump

 

"God bless Muhammad Ali peace and love to all his family."

- Beatles drummer Ringo Starr @ringostarrmusic

 

"Muhammad Ali was not just a champion in the ring - he was a champion of civil rights, and a role model for so many people"

- British Prime Minister David Cameron

 

"This Man. This King. This Hero. This Human! Words cannot express. He shook up the World! God Bless Him."

- pop star Madonna

 

"The peoples champ. My hero"

- rapper Snoop Dogg

 

"This is the ALI we should all remember! The fun loving man who was fully himself!! RIP CHAMP!!!"

- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber posted this message alongside a picture of a youthful Ali playing Monopoly

 

"A giant among men, Ali displayed a greatness in talent, courage & conviction, that most of us will EVER be able to truly comprehend. #RIPAli"

- former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis

 

"RIP @muhammedali, a legend who transcended sport and was a true champion for all. #thegreatest#MuhammadAli"

- former Mexican-American champion Oscar De La Hoya

 

"Today we lost the Greatest Sportsman that's ever lived #RIPMuhammadAli"

- former Irish featherweight champion Barry McGuigan

 

"The Greatest there will ever be .... The biggest and the best ..... Rest In Peace."

- Former England football captain David Beckham on Instagram

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