We recently started a feature on Jammy Toast where we list our heroes and give them the praise we feel they deserve. Following his death yesterday we feel we need to add Muhammad Ali to our list because he had such an incredible impact, not just on everyone here at Jammy Toast, but many millions of people around the world. He was a hero not just to boxing fans but to human beings who were moved by his personality and his fight for civil rights for blacks in America and his fight against the Vietnam war.
Jammy Toast was brought to its knees this morning by the news that Muhammad Ali – at this peek the most famous man on the planet – had died at the age of 74. The former world heavyweight boxing champion died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted on Thursday. He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. The funeral will take place in Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, his family said in a statement.