On Friday, a funeral procession escorted Muhammad Ali down the streets of Louisville for the final time. He passed historic landmarks, and his childhood home, en route to the funeral service. Adoring fans lined the streets to pay their respects to The Greatest of All Time, one last time. They chanted “Ali!” as the motorcade passed.
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The funeral was held at the KFC Yum! Center, where friends, family, celebrities, and world leaders, gathered to remember the life of Ali. Pallbearers included former heavyweight champs Lennox Lewis, and Mike Tyson, and actor Will Smith. Billy Crystal, Bill Clinton and Bryant Gumbel were among the eulogists.
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The funeral was a tribute to Ali’s remarkable life, and a joyful celebration of the lives he touched. There will only ever be one Muhammad Ali.