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From Madonna to J.K. Rowling, celebrities mourn the death of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, the boxing legend who famously dubbed himself "The Greatest of All Time," died Friday at age 74 at a Phoenix-area hospital after 32 years of living with Parkinson's disease.

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Muhammad Ali's death draws millions of social media posts

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Even as he became more ill over the years, Ali's name remained one of the most well-known in the world. "Muhammad Ali" continued to evoke superhuman strength and courage, and the three-time world champion's dedication to philanthropic causes only served to elevate his reputation further.

It comes as no surprise, then, that he was mourned so widely on social media after his death Friday. Celebrity tributes included words and images from Madonna, Caitlyn Jenner, Mike Tyson and J.K. Rowling, among others.

We've rounded up several of the most poignant celebrity reactions below.

Manny Pacquiao

J.K. Rowling

Quincy Jones

In a statement, Jones said: "RIP to the greatest of all time, our brother and friend Muhammad Ali. A man of character, faith, dignity, humanity and professionalism in your craft, you embodied the best of us as human beings. The world will miss your presence, but we'll celebrate your spirit forever."

Kate Hudson

Justin Bieber

This is the ALI we should all remember! The fun loving man who was fully himself!! RIP CHAMP!!!

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Hana Ali (Ali's daughter)

Matt Lauer

Sean Combs (P. Diddy)

Mike Tyson

Jennifer Hudson

Josh Gad

Al Roker

David Hasselhoff

Kendall Jenner

rest peacefully you legend

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Tamron Hall

George Foreman

Nicki Minaj

ALI BOMAYE 🙏🏽💔

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Mark Wahlberg

Madonna

Rob Lowe

Caitlyn Jenner

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Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali: He's 'not suffering anymore'

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