Monday 26 September 2016

One of Muhammad Ali's last tweets was to wish Bono a happy birthday

Published 04/06/2016 | 10:51

297633 32: Former boxing champion Muhammad Ali and his wife attend the 69th Annual Academy Awards ceremony March 24, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA.
297633 32: Former boxing champion Muhammad Ali and his wife attend the 69th Annual Academy Awards ceremony March 24, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA. "When We Were Kings," a feature about the 1974 Ali vs. Frazier fight, won the award for Best Documentary Feature. (Photo by Russell Einhorn/Liaison)

As well as being a champion boxer and a master orator, Muhammad Ali was a humanitarian that regularly spoke up for people in need.

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He was a famous advocate for civil rights in America, as well as objecting to the Vietnam War, but even away from topics that impacted him personally, Ali was always willing to lend his voice to a worthy cause.

The American, who sadly passed away last night, had that in common with U2 frontman Bono, whose philanthropic work with charities is well documented.

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It seems that the duo had struck up a friendship in the legend's later years, as Ali wished the Dubliner a happy birthday with one of his final tweets.

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