Late Monday evening, former heavyweight champion Smokin’ Joe Frazier died at the age of 67. He had been battling liver cancer and according to a statement from his family, he passed away at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“We The Family of the 1964 Olympic Boxing Heavyweight Gold Medalist, Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame Member Smokin’ Joe Frazier, regrets to inform you of his passing. He transitioned from this life as “One of God’s Men,” on the eve of November 7, 2011at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We thank you for your prayers for our Father and vast outpouring of love and support. Respectfully, we request time to grieve privately as a family. Our father’s home going celebration will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.”
The New York Post reported just days ago that Frazier’s condition was very serious and he would need a miracle.
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