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Obituary: Muhammad Ali

Post by Kitkat on Sat 4 Jun 2016 - 9:39

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies aged 74

Three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, who became one of the world's best-known sportsmen, dies aged 74 after suffering from respiratory illness.

Obituary here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10985926
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Re: Obituary: Muhammad Ali

Post by Stardust on Sat 4 Jun 2016 - 20:41

From all accounts he was a lovely person and will be sadly missed by many. I heard him reading some of his own poetry earlier from a 1973 programme and it was wonderful, he had a great voice and sense of humour. An amazing man.
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Re: Obituary: Muhammad Ali

Post by Kitkat on Sat 4 Jun 2016 - 21:39

Stardust wrote:he had a great voice and sense of humour. An amazing man.
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Totally agree with you there, Stardust.  Oh boy, could that guy talk... and talk... and talk (almost without taking a breath) but you'd never get tired of listening to him. He was quite the philosopher, great actor too (he played himself in the movie "The Greatest"), a hugely entertaining character - and so good looking with it!

Here he is being interviewed by David Frost in 1974:




and on Parkinson:




and here when he visited Ireland 7 years ago:  
https://krazykats.forumotion.co.uk/t133-muhammad-ali-visits-ennis-birthplace-of-his-gr-grandfather

and in 1972:
https://krazykats.forumotion.co.uk/t132-interview-with-muhammad-ali-in-ireland-1972

ETA:  Unfortunately the video in the above link has since been taken down - but luckily the BBC site has covered some of it today:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-31428195
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Re: Obituary: Muhammad Ali

Post by Kitkat on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 8:51

Rare footage of an interview with Muhammad Ali in Newcastle (1977)

"The wise man is he who knows his life purpose"

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Re: Obituary: Muhammad Ali

Post by Kitkat on Tue 7 Jun 2016 - 10:23

MUHAMMAD ALI - "This is Your Life"  


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