MUHAMMAD Ali’s brother says the ailing boxing icon is on the verge of death — and his final days are being marred by a bitter family feud fuelled by his wife.
The former heavyweight champion, 71, is gripped by Parkinson’s and Rahman Ali fears he is in terminal decline. But the 69-year-old said the disease is NOT the most devastating factor in Ali’s heartbreaking demise.
He blames Lonnie, his wife of 26 years, for tearing the family apart and said Ali would be “mad as hell” if he knew what was going on.
He said: “The worst thing to happen is not the illness, but his wife.”
In an exclusive interview, Rahman broke down in tears as he admitted he would rather his brother died now so he can escape his suffering.
Rahman revealed: “My brother can’t speak — he doesn’t recognise me. He’s in a bad way. He’s very sick.
“It could be months, it could be days. I don’t know if he’ll last the summer. He’s in God’s hands. We hope he gently passes away.
“He’s going to heaven, there’s no doubt. If his funeral was tomorrow, all the statesmen of the world would turn up. He touched everyone from the rich to the poor.
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