Family, friends and fans are going to be saying their final farewell to The Greatest Of All Time, as they gather for Muhammad Ali’s funeral June 10. Here’s how you can watch the amazing tributes to his life on Live Stream.
Thousands will be in attendance at Muhammad Ali’s Louisville, KY funeral service, but you too can be at the event thanks to a Live Stream. The greatest boxer who ever lived is being laid to rest in his hometown following his June 3 passing at age 74, and the epic funeral will provide us a chance for a grand farewell to the champ. Read on for how you can watch the event.
Muhammad’s thrilling life will be celebrated in an interfaith memorial service a day following a traditional Muslim prayer service that was held for him, which drew over 14,000 mourners. For the funeral, all 15,500 free tickets were claimed within one hour of being made available to the public, and it will take place at the KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville.
While organizers for the grand memorial have declined to provide a full list of dignitaries who will be present for the memorial service, they have confirmed that former President Bill Clinton, 69, actor and comedian Billy Crystal, 68, and journalist Bryant Gumbel, 67, are among those scheduled to give eulogies to the great one. Will Smith, who played the boxing great in the 2001 film Ali, and former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, 50, will be among the eight pallbearers for service.
The three-time heavyweight champ planned his own memorial years ago, before the ravages of Parkinson’s disease took over. “This began with ‘The Champ’ a decade ago,” spokesman Bob Gunnell told reporters ahead of the event. “As he convened the meeting, he said, ‘This is what I would like to see, this is the type of program that I would like to see, that is inclusive of everyone, where we give as many people an opportunity that want to pay their respects to me.'”
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