Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died on Friday at the age of 74 years old. Barack and Michelle Obama released a powerful statement mourning the loss of the great Ali.
"Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he'd tell you. He'd tell you he was the double greatest; that he'd 'handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail,'" the statement read, released by Sports Illustrated.
"Like everyone else on the planet, Michelle and I mourn his passing," it continued. "But we're also grateful to God for how fortunate we are to have known him, if just for a while; for how fortunate we all are that The Greatest chose to grace our time."