Yolanda “Lonnie” Williams, Muhammad Ali’s wife, spent nearly 30 years by her husband’s side. She witnessed his struggle with Parkinson’s disease, as well as his extensive philanthropy and humanitarian efforts. In this clip, Lonnie talks about the loving spirit that was her husband’s “essence.”
Fusion is the media partner for the 2016 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards. Animation and design by David Guti Rosado and Neko Productions.