Best of 2011

A Farewell to the Stars We Lost This Year

From Elizabeth Taylor to Amy Winehouse, we pay tribute to the people whose lives touched us all

JOE FRAZIER

Dubbed "Smokin' Joe" Frazier, the former world heavyweight champion set the boxing world alight with his world-famous win against the then-undefeated Muhammad Ali in 1971. "No one can hit as hard as Frazier," conceded Ali after his loss. When Frazier, 67, passed away on Nov. 7 after a short battle with liver cancer, Ali, his biggest foil in the ring, graciously said, "The world has lost a great champion. I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration."