Sonji roi clay glover death at 59. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said the body of Sonji Clay was found Tuesday morning in her home in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
She was 59.
There’s no word yet on a cause of death.
Sonji Clay met Ali when he was still known as Cassius Clay.
A singer, Sonji Clay was introduced to the heavyweight champion by his manager.
They were married just 41 days later on Aug. 14, 1964.
The couple divorced early in 1966 amid conflict over Ali’s increasing devotion to the Nation of Islam.
Speaking of deaths….
October 12, 2005 — WE extend our condolences to O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro on the loss of his son. Brent Edward Shapiro, 24, died Monday afternoon after an apparent drug overdose. Sources say Brent attended a football game over the weekend and ingested some ecstasy at a party. His girlfriend found him unconscious and took him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. Authorities confirmed he died of a drug overdose and the family has consented to a toxicology screen. Calls to Shapiro’s office were not returned.