The funeral arrangements have been made for Muhammad Ali who died on Friday at the age of 74.
“A huge procession and funeral will be held for Muhammad Ali on Friday to “allow anyone that is there from the world to say goodbye”, his family says.
The funeral will be in Ali’s home city of Louisville, Kentucky. Ex-President Bill Clinton will deliver a eulogy.
Comedian Billy Crystal and sports journalist Bryant Gumbel are also expected to speak.
The boxing legend, 74, died on Friday of “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes”.
A private family service will be held on Thursday.”
The news of the death of Muhammad Ali at 74 has led to outpouring of emotions and memories across social media by his family friends and fans. Those include his daughter, boxing peers and successors, civil rights leaders, Parkinson’s disease advocates, celebrities and more. In addition to the WWE/WWF’s tribute, here are a few more tributes for Muhammad Ali by lumanaries.
Muhammad Ali’s daughter and a boxer in her own right as well as a health and wellness advocate, entertainer and more.
Muhammad Ali boxing opponent, friend and entrepreneur (Foreman Grill and other products).
Joe Frazier was also an opponent of Ali; his family shared a tribute to Muhammad Ali. Frazier died in 2011 at the age of 67.
Where Muhammad Ali dominated boxing in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Mike Tyson followed suit being successful in the ring and controversial in and out of the ring in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Muhammad Ali was also a civil rights leader in the 1960’s and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson and many others.
The former U.S. President will formally eulogize Muhammad Ali at his funeral later this week.
Michael J. Fox
Fellow Parkinson’s disease sufferer and advocate Michael J. Fox became close with Muhammad Ali in the 1980’s after Fox too was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Rest in peace, champ, from the InsidePulse team.
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