“I shook up the world.”—Muhammad Ali
Since Friday, Twitter has been remembering the life and career of Muhammad Ali.
The hashtag #RipMuhammadAli brought a wave of calm to an otherwise typical, chaotic weekend on social media.
Worldwide, users shared iconic photos of the three-time heavyweight boxing champion from throughout his career. Fans, athletes and brand managers celebrated the 74-year-old’s life through a variety of inspirational images and quotes.
Whether he was standing victorious inside of a boxing ring, raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease or sitting across from Barbara Walters discussing the civil rights movement, Ali’s words resonated with people.
Athletes and social media managers for various athletic organizations remembered Ali through depictions of his triumphs and their teams’ interactions with him over the years.
Here’s how many honored the champion of boxing, civil rights and human welfare.
“I’m the onliest man in the world who can stop traffic in New York City.”
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 4, 2016
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) June 4, 2016
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) June 4, 2016
— #StanleyCup Final (@NHL) June 5, 2016
— USA Wrestling (@USAWrestling) June 4, 2016
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 4, 2016
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 4, 2016
President Barack Obama was joined by a variety of public figures (musicians, athletes and actors) in sharing their memories of the champ:
“We pray that the greatest fighter of them all finally rests in peace.” —President Obama #RIPMuhammadAli
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 4, 2016
— Paul McCartney ☮ (@FabPaulFacts) June 4, 2016
Rest in peace to the “GREATEST” #MuhammadAli 👑
— LeBron James ☄ (@LeBronJames) June 4, 2016
— James Taylor (@JamesTaylor_com) June 5, 2016
We lost another legend last nite. Thank u for all u did – u will be missed. 🙏🏼 #RIPMuhammadAli
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) June 4, 2016
— Rita Wilson (@RitaWilson) June 4, 2016
— OprahWinfrey Network (@OWNTV) June 4, 2016
— James Harden (@JHarden13) June 5, 2016