The unexpected death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali pained millions of fans worldwide. Not only did his passing last Friday (June 3) quake the sports and entertainment realm, but the millions affected by his legacy of courage, social awareness and determination.
Aside from his status as a championed boxer, but Mr. Sting-Like-A-Bee was also heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement during the ’60s and famously refused to fight in the Vietnam War in 1967 —a true rebel if I’ve ever seen one. And what’s not to love about that?
So in honor of the G.O.A.T., here’s a look at 10 powerful photos that captured not only Ali’s strength, but his heart, his beauty and his history.