Muhamad Alis brother Rahaman uncontrollably weeps during memorial service for older sibling
6 June 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Louisville, KY, United States (4E) – A memorial service for Muhamad Ali took place in his hometown and his younger brother, Rahaman Ali, could not control his emotions during the event.
Muhamad passed away on June 3 at the age of 74 in Phoenix, Arizona. He died from septic shocks due to unspecified natural causes. The three-time world heavyweight champion also battled Parkinson’s disease for 32 years.
According to the latest reports, Rahaman was very emotional during the service for his brother two days after his death, which took place at the King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
The church where the memorial service took place was just a short distance from where Muhammad spent most of his younger years. The service lasted for two hours and it was assisted by pastor Charles Elliot III.
Muhammad was dubbed as “The Greatest” in the boxing world and Elliot shared during the service, “There is no great man that has done more for this city than Muhammad Ali.” Accordingly, the father of Elliot knew Muhammad well as the two launched an anti-hunger program in the city.
The coffin of Muhammad will be taken through the streets of Louisville this June 10 during his funeral.
During the speech of Elliot, Rahaman’s emotion was triggered as he was moved to tears. At one point, he was seen placing his hands over his face as he began to sob uncontrollably. Rahaman was also seen getting emotional as he fought back tears as they sang along songs during the service.
In a recent interview with Rahaman , he said that his brother was an angel and was a God-sent blessing. Rahaman said Mohammad was sweet, kind, nice, and the world’s most famous person. He added, "God blessed him because he was such a sweet person. My mother and father were sweet, good people, and he came from good stock. He was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful man, he will be missed."