#AliFuneral: Bill Clinton, Will Smith, David Beckham, others attend Muhammad Ali’s memorial service (PHOTOS)

On Friday, June 10, 2016, the world tuned in to their television sets, mobile phones to catch a glimpse of the memorial service for ‘The Greatest‘ sportsman the world has ever witnessed.

Over 10,000 people filled the KFC Yum! center, Louisville, Kentucky to honour Muhammad Ali to give him a proper sending off into eternal glory.

For a man like Ali who was more than just a famous entertainment and sports figure, everyone from world leaders to sport personalities were in attendance.

Former President Bill Clinton delivers a eulogy during
Former President Bill Clinton

 

They include Bill Clinton, Will Smith, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, David Beckham, Whoppi Goldberg and more.

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, delivers a statement from Obama during the Muhammad Ali funeral service at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Ky., on Friday, June 10, 2016.

From the deep heart-warming eulogies delivered from President Barack Obama (Duly represented by Valerie Jarret) and co to the strong political statements embellished in them, the occasion was everything worthy for a man who has offered the world a great service.

See below, the photos from the event

epa05356202 US television personality Bryant Gumbel delivers a
US television personality, Bryant Gumbel
epa05356196 US actor and comedian Billy Crystal blows
US actor and comedian Billy Crystal blows a kiss

Sportscaster Bryant Gumbel delivers a eulogy during Muhammad

Comedian Billy Crystal imitates Muhammad Ali during his

Muhammad Ali's daughter, Rasheda Ali-Walsh, walks off the
Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Rasheda Ali-Walsh, walks off the stage after speaking
Muhammad Ali's daughter Marylum Ali speaks during his
Muhammad Ali’s daughter Marylum Ali speaks
Pallbearers Mike Tyson, left, Lennox Lewis, second from
Pallbearers Mike Tyson, left, Lennox Lewis, second from left, Will Smith, right, and Michael Moorer

 

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks during Muhammad Ali's
Sen. Orrin Hatch
Former President Bill Clinton sits with comedian Billy
Former President Bill Clinton sits with comedian Billy Crystal along with other guests
Muhammad Ali's wife, Lonnie Ali, speaks at his
Muhammad Ali’s wife, Lonnie Ali, speaks
Ambassador Qubilah Shabazz, the second daughter of Malcolm
Ambassador Qubilah Shabazz, the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, speaks

 

Rabbi Michael Lerner speaks during the memorial service
Rabbi Michael Lerner speaks
Boxing promoter Don King arrives for Muhammad Ali's
Boxing promoter Don King
Muhammad Ali's daughter Hana arrives for his memorial
Muhammad Ali’s daughter Hana
Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, center, arrives
Former Governor of California and Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives for the Muhammad Ali funeral service
Former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai
Rev. Jesse Jackson arrives at a memorial service
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Actor Will Smith arrives with his wife Jada
Will Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the KFC Yum! center in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday for Muhammad Ali's public funeral 
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett
Retired soccer player David Beckham, left, was also one of the more than 15,000 in the KFC Center on Friday to honor Ali 
David Beckham
Filmmaker Spike Lee, left, speaks with other attendees at Muhammad Ali's public funeral in Louisville on Friday. Lee is known for his films on the experiences of Afircan Americans, such as Do The Right Thing
Filmmaker Spike Lee
Boxing legend Mike Tyson was a pallbearer for Ali alongside Will Smith and Lennox Lewis
Mike Tyson
The rapper Common speaks to another guest at Ali's public funeral at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday
Rapper, Common

Friends and Family Attend Muhammad Ali's Memorial in Louisville

Friends and Family Attend Muhammad Ali's Memorial in Louisville

Friends and Family Attend Muhammad Ali's Memorial in Louisville

Friends and Family Attend Muhammad Ali's Memorial in Louisville

A police officer carries flowers away as a

Hana Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, rides in
Hana Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, rides in her father’s funeral procession while it enters Cave Hill Cemetery
People reach out to touch a hearse with
The remains of boxing legend Muhammad Ali on its way to Cave Hill Cemetery to be buried

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  1. 2be sincere @muhammad Ali a legend is gone” RIP in peace Sir!!!

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