Hours after performing at the funeral of Whitney Houston in New Jersey, Stevie Wonder flew to Las Vegas to sing his “Happy Birthday” song to Muhammad Ali, who celebrated his 70th birthday with a star-studded party at the MGM Grand.
President Barack Obama sent birthday wishes to The Greatest of All Time via video. ”Happy birthday, champ. As a fighter, you were something spectacular,” he said. ”You shocked the world, and you inspired it, too. And even after all the titles and legendary bouts, you’re still doing it.”
Ali’s daughter, Rasheda, had earlier told Reuters that she knew her father would be thrilled to see him perform. “He has a long history with Stevie Wonder. He’s known him his whole life,” she said.
The celebration was Keep Hope Alive’s 16th annual Power of Love Gala. Proceeds from the event will go to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center in Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
The boxing legend has been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1984.
MJJ : He still looks good at the age of 70, wishing him many more.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUHAMMAD ALI, YOU ARE THE GREATEST
- Muhammad Ali Celebrates 70th Birthday With Star-Studded Event in Las Vegas [Video] (inquisitr.com)
- Obama to Ali: ‘You shocked the world’ (pbpulse.com)