Final Portraits of Muhammad Ali Show His Strength, Despite Long Battle With Parkinson's

Haunting photos of "the Greatest," taken months before his death.

Zenon Texeira, the British photographer who shot the last photos of the “People's Champ,” told The Sun that when he photographed Ali, "I knew I was in the presence of greatness."

"It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to photograph one of the biggest icons this planet has ever seen," Texeira said, telling the British newspaper that he took the photos two months ago.

In one photo, the 74-year-old boxing legend and humanitarian, who died Friday, raises his fists at the camera.

In another, he looks defiantly, and intimately, into the camera lens for a photo that the newspaper put on the front cover of today’s edition of the newspaper.