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Remembering Muhammad Ali

image197North Haven’s Craig Mortali, a former producer at ESPN, got to live out a childhood dream and that was getting to know his hero, the late Muhammad Ali. It happened when he was assigned to do a documentary on the boxing legend, and from then on they became friends. Mortali has so many tales to tell about Ali, they are fascinating to hear. Ali’s wife, Lonnie, invited him personally to be part of the VIP delegation at his funeral at Freedom Hall on June 9th, 2016. Ali died at the age of 74 after battling Parkinson’s Disease. Mortali is working on a second documentary on Muhammad Ali, on which he has already spent two years researching. Check out the interview below and see the home movies of Ali.