Muhammad Ali is ailing and could die soon, according to his brother. The legendary boxer has been in frail health for some time now, and the Daily Mail on Feb. 3 shares that sources indicate things are getting worse by the day.
The Daily Mail says that Rahman Ali, his brother fears that Muhammad Ali is ailing rapidly and may not make it much longer. The champ has been dealing with Parkinson’s since 1984, and his most recent appearances showed a man severely struggling with his health.
According to Muhammad’s brother, the champion is no longer able to recognize his brother or speak. Rahman goes so far to say he thinks his brother could die in months or even days.
Rahman Ali claims that Muhammad’s wife of 26 years, Lonnie, will not let family visit at this point. At this time Lonnie has declined to comment on the claims.
Fans are sad to hear of Muhammad Ali’s failing, and hope that the family can come together during these difficult times.
Rahman, though, said he had not seen his brother since last summer and had no contact with the family.
Muhammad Ali's daughter has dismissed rumors of the heavyweight boxing legend dubbed “The Greatest” being near death, saying he was at home watching the Super Bowl.
May May Ali said she talked to her father on the phone on Sunday morning and he was fine. She said he was watching the Super Bowl at home in Arizona, wearing a Baltimore Ravens jersey.
"He's fine, in fact he was talking well this morning," she said. "These rumors pop up every once in a while but there's nothing to them."
The report was widely repeated on the internet, drawing expressions of condolences on Twitter and Facebook.