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Joe Frazier

Boxing Great Dies at 67

11/7/2011 8:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1107_joe_frazier_bn"Smokin" Joe Frazier died this evening after battling liver cancer ... according to the boxing legend's agent.

The former heavyweight champ was diagnosed just last month with liver cancer.

Darren Prince tells TMZ Frazier passed away at home in Philadelphia just over an hour ago. He was surrounded by his family.

Joe fought Muhammad Ali three times in the 70s ... defeating him in '71. Their last battle was the legendary "Thrilla in Manilla."

Joe Frazier was 67 years old.

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nipples mugee    

Stupid cancer ... One of the greats, RIP Smokin Joe..

899 days ago
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American Patriot    

Wish we had more boxing champs like him....nowadays, boxing stinks. No personalities, no character, they are all "paper champions"

899 days ago
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Turkenstein    

RIP Joe. Thank you for the wonderful fights with ALI that always reminded me of my Grandpa, who was like a dad to me. Grandpa always loved boxing and the I remember the most was Ali and Frasier because of how excited grandpa was the whole time. Thank you for the memories.

899 days ago
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dav3455    

A great man has been lost, RIP champ..

899 days ago
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Lulubelle    

Joe Frazier passed away in a hospice in Philadelphia, not at his home. He's been in a hospice for at least the past week.

898 days ago
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Stephanie    

Rest in peace!

898 days ago
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Verónica    

Always thought Alí would died first. American people have a great debt with "Smokey Joe"

898 days ago
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joey    

very sad.very sad...you made it big.god bless.

898 days ago
69.

who dat    

DOWN goes Frazier. DOWN goes Frazier.

898 days ago
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SackZ    

R.I.P Joe. Watching u knock Ali the f**k out on you tube. ill tell my kids who you were

898 days ago
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ChikInAZ    

Rip Smokin' Joe. You are and always will be, a true legend. Blessings to your family.

898 days ago
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NoBozo    

RIP Smok'n Joe.

898 days ago
73.

LLFan    

Aww what sad news RIP Joe.

898 days ago
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K-Fed-Ex    

He was truly 'class' all the way -- He will be missed. RIP, Joe.

898 days ago
75.

birdman    

noooooooooo RIP

898 days ago
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