I was (clearly) referring to celebrities as 'traditionally' more relevant than others - Not the person named above.
And don't impose your 'adoration' of anyone upon me, nor your conditioned 'grief' thereof processes.
I'll defer MY definition of "GREAT" for another time - But fighting in a controlled environment and fighting for your life have different values to me.
The GREATEST matador (Cow-killer)
The GREATEST Oil-producer (World-killer)
The GREATEST zookeeper (Prison-warden)
The GREATEST politician (salesman)
I'm certainly not knocking Mr Ali, and I hope his family and friends have more value for his presence in their lives, rather than his fame.
Yet, I doubt he'd have been upset over your or my passing...?
Plus - I don't believe death is an end to consciousness - more a 'doorway'.
Anyway - If you are genuinely upset about someone's death - excuse my post - Not here to offend anyone - Just telling it as I see it.
David Bowie died recently (Nice fella, imo) and the first thing I thought was - "Brilliant! Someone decent to talk to, on the other side".