Muhammad Ali Dies
Ali was hospitalized in Scottsdale on June 2, 2016, with a respiratory illness.
Though his condition was initially described as "fair", it worsened and he died the following day at age 74 from septic shock. Following Ali's death, he was the number one trending topic on Twitter for over 12 hours and on Facebook was trending topic number one for several days. ESPN played four hours of non-stop commercial-free coverage of Ali. BET played their documentary Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami. News networks such as CNN, BBC, Fox News, and ABC News also covered him extensively.