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Farewell To A Legend: Mourners Pay Their Last Respects To Muhammad Ali

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Jun. 9 2016, Updated 4:24 p.m. ET

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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.

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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.

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As Radar 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.

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The short prayer service is held as a way for other Muslims to say prayers for Ali.

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Islamic Funeral Prayer Program Held For Muhammad Ali In Louisville

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Ali, who died at age 74, was a devout follower of the Muslim faith.

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Officials ramped up security at the service.

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The Janazah prayer service is just one of several planned memorials.

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Ali will be laid to rest on Friday, June 10.

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Attendees arrived at the Louisville venue from across the country and world.

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Louisville prepares for Muhammad Ali’s funeral

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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.

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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.

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