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Video Hype: Remembering Sir Henry Cooper (1934-2011)

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Sir Henry Cooper passed away today at the age of 76, but the popular legend will not soon be forgotten. In 2009, Cooper reunited with old rival Muhammad Ali:

Boxing personalities remember Cooper as a "gentle giant" and a "role model" this afternoon via Twitter.

Joe Calzaghe: "To the great HENRY COOPER R.I.P x"

Tony Dodson: "thoughts go out to all his family and friends at this sad time one of Britains finest"

Joe Gallagher: "Rip Henry cooper gave me my first amateur boxing trophy big gentle giant"

David Haye: "One of Britain's greatest sports man Sir Henry Cooper passed away today. A true warrior and great human being. Rest in Peace."

Eddie Hearn: "R.I.P Henry cooper a true British boxing legend and lovely man. Thoughts with his family at this time."

Amir Khan: "Sorry to hear the loss of some1 so special who will never be forgotten Our heartfelt condolences go out to the champ and his family"

Lennox Lewis: "R.I.P. Sir Henry Cooper. Former British, Commonwealth and European Champion. My deepest condolences to the Cooper family."

Wayne McCullough: "Sorry to hear that former heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper has passed away. He was a gentleman and a role model."

Ashley Sexton: "R.I.P Sir Henry Cooper!"

Adam Smith: "Tragic news tonight that Henry Cooper has passed away. Legend."

Paul Smith: "Shitty news today, Ted Lowe now Henry Cooper. Proper fighter from a proper hard era. God bless him x"

After the jump: Footage from the 1963 weigh-in for the first battle between Ali and Cooper and more as we remember Sir Henry Cooper.