On top of being a champion boxer and outspoken activist, Muhammad Ali was also a family man with nine children.
Following his hospitalization and death Friday at the age of 74, some of Ali's seven daughters and two sons took to social media to share their love and grief with the world.
Eldest daughter Maryum shared a message on Twitter Saturday. "I know him as THE GREATEST father. I love you so much, Dad. His spirit visited me last night," she wrote.
I know him as THE GREATEST father. I love you so much, Dad. His spirit visited me last night. Thank you world for your love & support!!!
— maryum ali (@maryum7) June 4, 2016
His daughter Rasheda tweeted a message and photo of her and Ali, saying he was the "Greatest Man that ever lived."
The Greatest Man that ever lived. Daddy my best friend & my Hero You R no longer suffering & now in a better place. pic.twitter.com/IASO4u3Ikn
— RASHEDA ALI™ (@rashedaali) June 4, 2016
His youngest adoptive son Asaad Amin Ali shared a post on Instagram, writing: "And I'm happy you get to go home to grandma now I know she has missed you like crazy!"
Forever grateful for everything you have ever gave me.. You've shown me how to love the world in ways I didn't know possible. You've shown me how to be brave and courageous in situations beyond my belief! You've taught me so much the last 25 years things that will forever be imprinted in my soul. I'm able to sit here and right this post without falling apart because I honestly know you are in a greater place. And I'm happy you get to go home to grandma now I know she has missed you like crazy!.No one will ever touch this earth the way you did. God has came down and took back one of his kings! . Rest easy Dad and continue to look over me sincerely. Your youngest 😢😔
Hana Ali posted several photos to her Instagram account, calling her father a "Humble Mountain." She said in her father's last moments, the family gathered around his bed hugging him while saying an Islamic prayer.
Laila Ali, fellow former boxer, has not issued a statement since her father's passing, but did share a photo of him and her daughter after he was hospitalized.