Hollywood star Will Smith has credited Muhammad Ali changing his life after portraying a fighting champion in a 2001 biopic Ali.
Ali died on Jun 3 during a age of 74, following a 32-year conflict with Parkinson’s disease. His flitting emerged days after he was certified to a medical core in Phoenix, Arizona, for respiratory complications.
Smith, who warranted his initial ever Oscar assignment for his purpose as a outspoken sports star in Ali, took to Facebook to honour a male he had come to call a friend.
“You shook adult a World! My Mentor My Friend. You altered my Life. Rest in Peace,” a 47-year-old actor wrote.
Smith also common dual photos of himself with a late legend, including one behind-the-scenes shot from a creation of Ali.