Sources: FD responded to Ali's Valley home Tues.

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-04 02:53:57-04

UPDATE: Muhammad Ali died later in the day on Friday. Click here for the story about his death and legacy. Our previous story is below:

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Sources have confirmed to ABC15 that a Valley fire department responded to Muhammad Ali's Phoenix-area home on Tuesday.

The Associated Press reported Friday morning that the 74-year-old former boxing champion's hospitalization may be more serious than his previous trips to the hospital. 

Ali's daughter, a former professional boxer, posted a message on her Facebook page Friday thanking fans for their support.

A spokesman initially said Ali was being treated for a respiratory issue and was expected to only spend a short time in the hospital.

Ali, who made an appearance in April at Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Parkinson's in the 1980s.

Ali racked up 56 victories in his 21-year professional boxing career, including an Olympic gold medal and became the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times.