Muhammad Ali’s final photoshoot showcases his fighting spirit as he posed with his fists in the air months before his death. Check out the spread, plus details on his body returning to his hometown inside…
The world was shook after learning boxing legend Muhammad Ali had passed away at the age of 74 after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Now, the boxing legend’s last photoshoot has been released and it reminds us all of the three-time world heavyweight boxing champ's fighting spirit as he posed with his fists in the air. A true legend never dies.
Ali's daughter Hana Ali shared the last moments leading up to his death, revealing all of his organs had stopped but his heart was still beating. She wrote (via Twitter), “All of his organs failed but his HEART wouldn’t stop beating. For 30 minutes ... his heart just kept beating. No one had ever seen anything like it.”
British photographer Zenon Texeira flew to Ali’s home in Phoenix two months ago to photograph the icon, which ultimately became his last and final photoshoot. The beautiful images show his courageous spirit and undying determination that we all grew to love about the boxing champion.
Zenon reportedly said:
“It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to photograph one of the biggest icons this planet has ever seen. Muhammad was a delight to photograph. I feel blessed to have met my all-time sporting hero. To capture his majesty with such intimacy fulfills a dream.”
May "The Greatest" rest in paradise.
Muhammad Ali’s body has been transported from Phoenix, Arizona to his hometown of Louisville Kentucky ahead of his funeral services on Friday.
The family will say their final goodbyes in a private funeral on Thursday and then his casket will be transported through the streets of Louisville on Friday (June 10th) before a public memorial service and private burial.
Ali will be laid to rest at the KFC YUM! Center at 2pm on Friday and the memorial service will be open to the public and live streamed at www.alicenter.org.
Photos: Zenon Texeira/FameFlynet/AP