Laila Ali Breaks Silence After Father Muhammad Ali’s Death, Shares Pic With Her Son

Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali with his daughter Laila Ali  Moses Robinson/WireImage

Never forgotten. Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali’s youngest daughter, broke her social media silence on Sunday, June 5, with her first post since the legendary boxer’s death.

Laila, 38, shared a sweet photo of her late dad with her son, Curtis, from a Louis Vuitton ad on Facebook, simply writing, “My son and my father.”

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As previously reported, Muhammad, who was known by many as “The Greatest” and “The People’s Champion,” died on Friday, June 3, from septic shock due to unspecified natural causes at age 74. He was hospitalized earlier in the week for respiratory complications following a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Shortly after his death, several of the boxing champ’s nine children paid tribute to him on social media.

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Daughter Hana Ali tweeted, “Our hearts are literally hurting. But We are so happy daddy is free now … All of his organs failed but his HEART wouldn’t stop beating. For 30 minutes…his heart just keep beating. No one had ever seen anything like it. A true testament to the strength of his Spirit and Will!”

Muhammad’s youngest child, son Asaad Amin, posted a throwback shot on Instagram, writing, “No one will ever touch this earth the way you did … Rest easy Dad and continue to look over me sincerely.”

Daughter Rasheda Ali posted a touching photo of herself and the heavyweight champ on Twitter, calling him the “Greatest Man that ever lived.”

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Several celebrities, athletes and politicians also paid tribute to Muhammad with heartfelt posts, including Mike Tyson, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

The pro boxer’s funeral will be held on Friday, June 10, in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Former President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal and journalist Bryant Gumbel will deliver eulogies at the event, which will be open to the public.

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