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LONDON (AP) - British media say Henry Cooper, the heavyweight boxer who once knocked down Muhammad Ali, has died. COOPER , Henry New Zealand. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. HonourThem ®, HonourThem is a trade mark owned by Headstone Valet New Zealand Limited.

He didn't have to go 10 or 15 rounds, and on top of all of that, he was a gentleman. "He's a legend and a British icon, I felt it was only right to come and say goodbye to him.". Mourners lined the streets of Oxted, in Surrey, where Sir Henry died at his son's house on 1 May aged 76. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}In pictures: Sir Henry Cooper's funeral, Thai PM declares emergency decree over protests. VideoDramatic footage shows flood destruction in India, World reacts to long queues of voters in US, How to spot US election disinformation.

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.css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Hundreds of fans have paid their last respects to heavyweight boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper. Kevin Keegan greets Cliff Morgan and Sir Bobby Charlton outside the church. Henry Cooper Obituary. Read more. They bowed their heads as the cortege bearing Sir Henry's coffin draped with the Union flag passed by on its way to a private funeral in Tonbridge, Kent. He lived in the Kent town of Hildenborough for many years, where he was chairman of his local golf club. Mourners lined the streets of Oxted, in Surrey, where Sir Henry died at his son's house on 1 May aged 76. Prayuth Chan-ocha has invoked a state of emergency decree in Bangkok to stem pro-democracy protests. Trump's son Barron had Covid-19, says first lady, US Supreme Court pick grilled on presidential powers. Legends of sport and showbusiness out in force to say farewell to Sir Henry Cooper at boxing great's funeral. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. A useful amateur boxer, he had inherited a gift with horses and was a … Cooper's father, also called Henry, had been a Royal Artillery regular from 1919. Sir Henry Cooper lived in Hildenborough for many years, where he was chairman of his local golf club.

Sir Henry's coffin was draped with the Union flag. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Henry COOPER passed away in Auckland, Auckland.

The obituary was featured in The New Zealand Herald on September 22, 2020. The former British, Commonwealth and European champion fought 55 times, knocking down Muhammad Ali in 1963. VideoCoronavirus: Are some soaps better than others? Football legend Sir Bobby Charlton paid respect to his friend Sir Henry Cooper at his funeral at Corpus Christi Church in Tonbridge. Shattering Korea’s cement ceiling.

Bruce Forsyth leaves the church after the funeral. Percy Battershill, 69, from Mitcham, was among the fans watching the cortege, and described Sir Henry as simply "the greatest". Read more. Tony Lawson, 60, an electrician and former amateur boxer from Dulwich, south London, said: "He was a boxer's boxer, he had style. Sir Henry is considered alongside Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and Tommy Farr as one of the great British heavyweights. Coronavirus: Are some soaps better than others? Sporting celebrities and friends of Sir Henry attended the private service at Corpus Christi Church in Lyons Crescent, Tonbridge. .css-po6dm6-ItalicText{font-style:italic;}A BBC documentary called, Our 'Enry: A Tribute to Sir Henry Cooper, will be broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday, 21 May at 2145 BST and repeated on BBC Two on Tuesday, 24 May at 2320 BST. Mourners lined the streets of Oxted, in Surrey, where Sir Henry died at his son's house on 1 May aged 76. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Coronavirus: Are some soaps better than others? He will best remembered for his two famous clashes with Muhammad Ali - the first when his opponent was known as Cassius Clay - in the 1960s. Video, Dramatic footage shows flood destruction in India. These cookies do not store any personal information.

"He could walk with the crowds, talk with the kings and he never lost the common touch.". This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. © 2020 BBC. The former British, Commonwealth and European champion fought 55 times, knocking down Muhammad Ali in 1963.

He was my hero as a kid and he's still my hero now. Sir Henry Cooper's coffin leaves the church. He said: "He could knock a man out with one punch. Read about our approach to external linking. It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Find Grief Support This website uses cookies to improve your experience. For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. VideoShattering Korea’s cement ceiling, Boy sleeps in tent for months in memory of friends, Dramatic footage shows flood destruction in India. Sir Henry Cooper was known affectionately to his fans as "Our 'Enry".

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Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Henry Cooper of Rosharon, Texas, who passed away at the age of 84, on October 4, 2020.