Sepsis Alliance mourns loss of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to sepsis at age 74
Sepsis Alliance joins with billions of people around the world in mourning the death of Muhammad Ali, the boxing legend known as "The Greatest." Ali, who had been battling Parkinson's Disease since his diagnosis in 1984, has died from septic shock due to unspecified natural causes after having been admitted to a Phoenix-area hospital five days ago due to respiratory issues.
Ali's official cause of death was disclosed today by a spokesperson for the family. Sepsis Alliance extends its deepest condolences to the entire Ali family during this difficult time of loss.
"We are incredibly saddened to hear of Muhammad Ali's death from septic shock," said Thomas Heymann, Executive Director of Sepsis Alliance. "Ali was a hero in many ways who inspired people to push ahead through adversity, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. By his family's disclosing sepsis as the cause of death, Muhammad Ali has likely saved countless lives by raising awareness of sepsis, a medical emergency which requires rapid treatment to save lives."