Howard Bingham, longtime friend of Muhammad Ali, dies - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Howard Bingham, longtime friend of Muhammad Ali, dies

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Longtime friend of Muhammad Ali, Howard Bingham, has died.

The Muhammad Ali Center announced it on social media Friday morning.

Bingham is well known for photographing Muhammad Ali throughout much of his life -- and served as a pallbearer at Ali's funeral.

The staff of the Ali Center say he died Thursday night.

On Friday morning, Lonnie Ali, Muhammad Ali's widow, released a statement, saying that, "Howard Bingham was a lifelong friend of the Ali family and a very special part of my and Muhammad's lives. He will be sorely missed by many. Our prayers and condolences go out to Howard's family." 

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