Twitter reacts to Muhammad Ali's death

Cape Town - Twitter went into overdrive at the news of the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali early on Saturday morning (SA time). 

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Ali's family confirmed the news in a brief statement released to the media through spokesman Bob Gunnell. 

"After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74."

Ali had been admitted to hospital on Thursday with a respiratory ailment.

Unfortunately, his condition continued to steadily deteriorate.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the news:


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