The World Stops to Mourn #TheGreatest Boxing Legend’s Death
On Friday, June 3rd, 2016, the world paused to mourn the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Within split seconds of the report of his death, the great Muhammad Ali’s name was trending on social media. Known for his unbelievable boxing talent and his political activism, Muhammad Ali’s death triggered a worldwide flood of affection and admiration for one of the greatest public figures of the 20th century in the media.
Since the moment of his death, people–from avid sports fans to a range of political and religious leaders–have been paying tributes and sharing their condolences for “The Greatest,” on social media. On Twitter, more than one million tweets have been posted since the boxing legend passed with global trending terms apart from his name, such as #TheGreatest, #RIPMuhammadAli, #Butterfly, and #HeavyWeightChamp. See how the world has mourned for Ali below in Twitter’s most trending themes revolving Muhammad Ali’s death.
Muhammad Ali was a fighter until the very end of his life, and will remain a worldwide influence, leader, and public leader.