In 2002 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce placed Ali's star at 6801 Hollywood Blvd., honoring him in the live performances category for his remarkable success in the boxing ring. But breaking from tradition, Ali did not want people to walk on his name, citing the Prophet Muhammad. Ali converted to Islam in the 1960s.
His star was ceremonially presented on an easel, as opposed to being unveiled on the ground like the others, and then hung up near the entrance of the Dolby Theatre, where the Oscars have been held since that year.
The world-famous boxer died Friday night at the age of 74 in a Scottsdale, Arizona, hospital surrounded by his family.
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