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Is Muhammad Ali still alive?

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Muhammad Ali is still alive and works as a philanthropist. Since retiring from boxing, Ali has worked to raise money and awareness for numerous charities and causes, including Parkinson's disease, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics. Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984.

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Is Muhammad Ali still alive?
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Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Ky. His name at birth was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. He joined the Nation of Islam, a Muslim group for African-Americans, in 1964. This prompted him to change his name to Muhammad Ali. He refused to fight in the Vietnam War due to his religious beliefs.

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