Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

Muhammad Ali has died aged 74 after a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease.  The legendary boxer - widely regarded as the best of all time - died with his family at his side on Friday evening, a day after he was rushed to hospital with difficulty breathing. 

'After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,' Ali's spokesman said.

Ali's family said his funeral would be held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and thanked the public for their outpouring of support. 

Ali had been on life support at a hospital outside Phoenix, Arizona, after he was found 'barely breathing' at his home on Thursday.