American boxerDied when: 70 years 40 days (841 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Kenneth Howard Norton Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1967 to 1981, and held the WBC world heavyweight championship in 1978.
He is best known for his fights with Muhammad Ali, in which Norton won the first by split decision, lost the second by split decision, and lost the final by a controversial unanimous decision.
Norton also fought a slugfest with Larry Holmes in 1978, narrowly losing a split decision.These are all seen as great fights, and generally controversial, with some people thinking that Norton won them.
Norton retired from boxing in 1981, and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992.