Heavyweight Champ Joe Frazier Dies

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Boxing legend Joe Frazier poses for a portrait Thursday, April 2, 2009 in New York.

Former boxing champion Joe Frazier passed away late Monday at age 67. The heavyweight champion, who battled in the ring with Muhammad Ali three times and was the first to beat him, suffered from liver cancer. His family released a statement saying that he died at his home in Philadelphia. Frazier, who was diagnosed last month and had been visiting hospitals since early October, spent the last week in hospice treatment.