Muhammad Ali’s children share thoughtful memories
Hana Ali: ‘For 30 minutes … his heart just keep beating.’
Some might say there is no greater love than that between a father and his daughter. This is certainly the case for the late Muhammad Ali and his daughters. The boxer reportedly had seven daughters and two sons.
His heartbeat for them continued, 30 minutes after all of his other organs stopped working, according to his daughter, Hana Ali, who took to social media Saturday to share a touching look at her father’s final moments.
Ali, 74, also known as “The Greatest,” died Friday at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, after being treated for a respiratory issue. The family spokesperson issued the following statement.
“The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and support and asks for privacy at this time.”
His daughter Laila Ali, a former American professional boxer who retired undefeated, and other siblings also shared memories about their father.
The Greatest Man that ever lived. Daddy my best friend & my Hero You R no longer suffering & now in a better place. pic.twitter.com/IASO4u3Ikn
— RASHEDA ALI™ (@rashedaali) June 4, 2016
I know him as THE GREATEST father. I love you so much, Dad. His spirit visited me last night. Thank you world for your love & support!!!
— maryum ali (@maryum7) June 4, 2016
Forever grateful for everything you have ever gave me.. You've shown me how to love the world in ways I didn't know possible. You've shown me how to be brave and courageous in situations beyond my belief! You've taught me so much the last 25 years things that will forever be imprinted in my soul. I'm able to sit here and right this post without falling apart because I honestly know you are in a greater place. And I'm happy you get to go home to grandma now I know she has missed you like crazy!.No one will ever touch this earth the way you did. God has came down and took back one of his kings! . Rest easy Dad and continue to look over me sincerely. Your youngest 😢😔