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Muhammad Ali Funeral: See His Coffin & The Family's Sorrow

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Jun. 10 2016, Published 6:47 p.m. ET

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Friends and family gathered for Muhammad Ali's funeral as thousands of fans lined to streets to give "The Greatest of All Time" a huge sendoff. Click through the gallery to see the stars gathered with the mourners for Ali's last parade.

Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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Muhammed Ali's casket was draped in a gorgeous Islamic tapestry as he was carried into the funeral. His ceremony was held in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, June 10, 2016.

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Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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Will Smith was one of the pallbearers for the procession. He played the three-time world heavyweight champion in the movie Ali.

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Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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Laila Ali told Entertainment Tonight, "My father and I had a very special connection."

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Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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Ali's final resting place will be the Cave Hill Cemetery.

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Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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The memorial service, open to the public, was expected to have 18,000 attendants.

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Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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Ali passed away on June 3, 2016. President Bill Clinton was scheduled to give the eulogy at the service.

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Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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President Obama spoke about his friend after his death, saying, "This week we lost an icon. A person who for African-Americans, I think, liberated their minds in recognizing that they could be proud of who they were."

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Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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As Radar reported, the famous boxing champion passed away on June 3 from septic shock, suffered as a result of an unspecified infection in his body.

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Friends & Family Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral In Louisville

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The funeral procession followed the route of Ali's 1960 Olympic gold medal parade in a touching tribute to The Greatest.

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