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Dozens of public figures and celebrities take to Twitter to mourn Muhammad Ali’s death

Muhammed Ali 1975AP Photo/Jess TanMuhammad Ali, world heavyweight champion, punches a speed bag on September 29, 1975, at the Folk Art Center in Manila, Philippines, as he prepares his title fight on October 1 with Joe Frazier.

Muhammad Ali died on June 3 at the age of 74.

The legendary boxer had been suffering from respiratory symptoms that were linked to Parkinson’s Disease.

Since he died, prominent artists, politicians, and public figures — from Barack Obama and Donald Trump to Sean Diddy Combs and “Hamilton auteur” Lin Manuel-Miranda — have paid homage to the boxing great.

Here’s what some are saying:

God came for his champion. So long great one. @MuhammadAli#TheGreatest#RIPpic.twitter.com/jhXyqOuabi

— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016

Ali, you were generous every time I met you. Thank you for all you did for so many. Your memory will live on forever #Olympicgold#GOAT

— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 4, 2016

We love you. We miss you. Rest in peace great one. #RIPALI@RevoltTVpic.twitter.com/q3hBkO5yHp

— Sean Diddy Combs (@iamdiddy) June 4, 2016

Didn’t know Muhammad was dead😥At T.Hearns/Sugar Ray

Fight in Vegas he explained boxing 2me.I Yelled,He Said Ooo-Wee Cher u got a mouth on u

— Cher (@cher) June 4, 2016

Ran out of room,got caught up in memories.it was so much fun to be in ring with him.Son was like a kid pic.twitter.com/MtJERqpOJ4

— Cher (@cher) June 4, 2016

“I am the greatest!” Yes you were #MuhummadAli!!!! https://t.co/UXG1hYDyxI

— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) June 4, 2016

This man inspired me. The Champ. Rest in peace. 2016 is a rough one. pic.twitter.com/GVA6wCenEZ

— Idris Elba (@idriselba) June 4, 2016

Thanks CHAMP!!! RIP! Nuff said.

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 4, 2016

God bless Muhammad Ali peace and love to all his family. 😎✌️🌟💖

— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) June 4, 2016

Ali, the G-O-A-T. A giant, an inspiration, a man of peace, a warrior for the cure. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/MCLyJhLC0X

— Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) June 4, 2016

He shook up the world, and the world’s better for it. Rest in peace, Champ. pic.twitter.com/z1yM3sSLH3

— President Obama (@POTUS) June 4, 2016

Paul on the passing of Muhammad Ali: https://t.co/AfhcmeL4Vqpic.twitter.com/2wuQdrAtJf

— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) June 4, 2016

Our families would get together, just sit around and watch you fight.

You fought for so much.

Thank you Champ pic.twitter.com/xgA4UOIAcP

— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) June 4, 2016

Rest in peace, champ. #thegreatestpic.twitter.com/PAABp2QgwR

— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) June 4, 2016

You’ll always be The Greatest for more than just what you did in the ring. A champion to so many people in so many ways.

— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 4, 2016

Goodbye my friend. You were Great in so many ways. https://t.co/4rY68GF8mB

— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali is dead at 74! A truly great champion and a wonderful guy. He will be missed by all!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2016

His may be the Greatest of 20th century American stories. Muhammad Ali, rest In peace 1942-2016

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 4, 2016

The world has lost a Legend and real Champion. #RIPMuhammadAlipic.twitter.com/0CHBR7od5N

— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) June 4, 2016

You will always be my hero … #MuhammadAlipic.twitter.com/Rbp7Be3JAK

— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) June 4, 2016

I met him a few times . And he was always the funniest guy in the room. So sad. pic.twitter.com/gl6hjV7Y0W

— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) June 4, 2016

…Passionately smashing every expectation.

Every action’s an act of creation. #AliBomayepic.twitter.com/tS80h82zYg

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 4, 2016

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