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