Rest In Peace, Champ: Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumbel And Billy Crystal To Speak At Muhammad Ali’s Public Funeral

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Muhammad Ali To Be Eulogized By Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumbel And Billy Crystal

The HuffingtonPost is reporting that Muhammad Ali’s funeral is going to be quite a public spectacle with a host of guest speakers…

Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville will honor the former boxing champion on Friday with a procession through the Kentucky city and public funeral at a sports arena, a tribute befitting a local hero who achieved global stature as a humanitarian.

The public service for Ali, one of the most celebrated figures of the 20th century whose death brought accolades from around the world, will feature eulogies by former President Bill Clinton, broadcaster Bryant Gumbel and comedian Billy Crystal, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said on Saturday.

Couldn’t find at least one other black person to speak? Someone more…in line with the type of man Muhammad Ali was? *shrug*

The procession will then proceed along the city’s main streets, including Muhammad Ali Boulevard, to Cave Hill Cemetery, passing locations that were significant to the former champion.

The funeral service was scheduled for 2 p.m. at the KFC Yum Center, which seats more than 20,000 people, and will be live-streamed at the center’s website.

We’ll definitely be tuned in for the funeral. Should be very powerful and very emotional.

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