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.