TIL Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease,three years after his retirement from boxing. He would survive the disease for another 32 years. Muhammad Ali passed away from complications of Parkinson’s at the age of 74.

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Doesn’t help the fact that he kept fighting even when it was clear he had early stages of Parkinsons. Ali vs Holmes.

uncertein_heritage

Almost half his life, wow, but looking at Michael j fox I suppose that’s not unusual. That’s a long time to decline irreversibly though…

nerbovig

I remember watching him at the Olympics in 1996. Even then he was impressive.

ElfMage83

I met Ali twice. Once before he fell ill and once again after. His Parkinson’s could have been avoided. He fought for several years when he didn’t need to. Fuck Don King and fuck Elijah Mohammed.

Unshavenhelga

TIL he had Parkinson’s. I thought I heard that it was something symptomatically similar, but brought on by years of punches to the head.

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