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Thousands of fans lined the streets to pay their final respects to “The Greatest” as a procession, carrying Muhammad Ali’s body, made its way around the champs hometown Louisville, Ky.

Will Smith and Lennox Lewis are among eight of Ali’s friends and family who will serve as pallbearers.

Ali will be laid to rest at KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville at 12 p.m. PST.

A portrait of Muhammad Ali

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The legendary athlete died from respiratory illness complicated by his Parkinson’s disease on June 3rd. He was 74 years old.


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