Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has passed away at the age of 74.
Family spokesman Bob Gunnell confirmed to NBC News that Ali died Friday at the Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications.
"The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time," the statement said.
The boxing great had long been battling Parkinson's disease. He was first diagnosed in 1984, three years after his retirement from boxing.
The funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.