It is just after 8:30 p.m. MT on June 3, 2016, a Friday. Add to your scrapbook. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. In total, he won 56 of his 61 fights, 37 by KO. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Every weekday we compile our most wondrous stories and deliver them straight to you. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Since early in his boxing career, he is credited for his remarkable skill, accuracy, smoothness, and precision, which he brought to the ring, as well the values he exemplified and spoke to in a time when few did. READ: Muhammad Ali’s family didn’t consider donating brain “He fell in love with this site,” Gunnell said. He was hospitalized in the Phoenix area with respiratory problems earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country. GREAT NEWS! A funeral will be held Wednesday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Failed to remove flower. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Ali will have a simple marker, in accordance with Muslim tradition and his wish to remain humble despite his outsized life. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. In 2005, President Bush presented him with Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. He spoke of racial pride and felt unintimidated by the "white establishment," prevalent at the time. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. Always a controversial figure, he spoke openly about religious freedom, racial injustice and in sticking to one's principles. Try again later. Muhammad Ali (/ ɑː ˈ l iː /; born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist and philanthropist. Resend Activation Email. His conviction was overturned in 1971. Please try again later. Verify and try again. The site contains two granite benches where visitors can sit and reflect on the greatness of Ali. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Muhammad Ali I found on Findagrave.com. An unusual college football tradition involves burying pieces of sod from competitors' turf, replete with tiny coffins and headstones. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. … He is generally considered to be the greatest heavyweight boxer in the history of the sport. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Muhammad Ali (17 Jan 1942–3 Jun 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. He originally had a simple marker, in accordance with his wish to remain humble, but in Oct. 2016 his grave was given a more elaborate monument. We love Ali.” The email does not appear to be a valid email address. © 2020 Atlas Obscura. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. The inscription written on his grave near the Dome of the Rock says: "Here lies al-Sayyid Muhammad Ali al-Hindi." We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. He remained active during his final years, however, and even lit the Olympic torch at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. A system error has occurred. He was a member of the United States Olympic Boxing Team that competed in the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome Italy, where he won the Gold Medal in the Men's Light Heavyweight event, defeating European boxing champion Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland. The Prophet ﷺ is buried in the Sacred Chamber, along with two of his most faithful companions and the first two caliphs of Islam, Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Umar ibn al-Khattab. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Cave Hill Cemetery is a 296-acre (1.20 km 2) Victorian era National Cemetery and arboretum located at Louisville, Kentucky, United States.Its main entrance is on Baxter Avenue and there is a secondary one on Grinstead Drive. As a conscientious objector, he became an icon for the growing counter-culture against the war. Considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight boxer ever, Ali won 56 career matches to just 5 losses.