Fans, family and others arrived to pray for Muhammad Ali and pay their respects at a June 9 service for the late heavyweight boxing champion.
Mourners began arriving at Muhammad Ali’s Janazah funeral prayer service in Louisville, Kentucky on June 9.
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Important dignitaries, including Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, attended the service.
As RadarOnline.com reported, the famous boxing champion Ali passed away on June 3 from septic shock, suffered as a result of an unspecified infection in his body.
The short prayer service is held as a way for other Muslims to say prayers for Ali.
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Ali, who died at age 74, was a devout follower of the Muslim faith.
Officials ramped up security at the service.
The Janazah prayer service is just one of several planned memorials.
Ali will be laid to rest on Friday, June 10.
Attendees arrived at the Louisville venue from across the country and world.
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Non-Muslims were also welcome to pay their respects at the service.
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Ali had grown frail in recent years as a result of his battle with Parkinson's disease.
Olympic champion Ali will go down in history as one of the world's greatest professional boxers and all around best athletes of the 20th century.