Boxing legend Muhammad Ali family locked in bitter feud as distraught brother says he 'could be dead in days'
Rahman Ali said the health of his boxing great brother is in decline
The former world champion has suffered from Parkinson's since 1984Made a frail appearance at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremonyRahman claims the family are being prevented from seeing Ali by wife
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Ali, pictured with wife Lonnie, left, was very frail during his appearance at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, pictured right with Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti
He said that in the days when his
brother could still communicate, he had told him he was not in pain,
adding: ‘I’ve achieved everything I’ve ever wanted to accomplish. Don’t
cry for me, I’m in no pain.’
He also claims that his brother,
estimated to be worth more than 50million, told him he had set up a
trust fund for him. But his sister-in-law had ‘put a stop to it’.
Rahman Ali added that Ali’s nine children were also having trouble getting hold of their father.
He said the closest they get is when Lonnie puts him on the phone, although he is only able to breathe down the line.
Danger: Former world champion Ali last had a public health scare after the funeral of boxing great Joe Frazier
‘If he knew what was happening and where I’m living now, he’d be as mad as hell, so angry,’ Mr Ali said.
‘If he saw what was happening with his children, he’d go crazy.’
The two brothers – born Cassius and
Rudolph Clay – were the only two children of poor parents, who worked as
a billboard painter and a household domestic.
Rahman Ali copied his brother when he changed his name, but his career in boxing was short-lived and he retired in the 1960s.
Muhammad Ali has been married four times. Yolanda ‘Lonnie’ Williams, became wife number four in Louisville in 1986.