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Will Smith Speaks Out About Muhammad Ali's Memorial Service As Billy Crystal & Bill Clinton Deliver Eulogies! WATCH HERE!

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He will forever be remembered!

As we reported, on Friday, thousands gathered at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky to honor the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. Last week, the famed athelete passed away at 74 after battling a respiratory issue.

Related: Muhammad Ali Gets Liberty Medal!

Will Smith — along with ex-boxers Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis — served as a pallbearer for the service, and couldn't help but revere the entire experience as "beautiful."

The actor told ET Online

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Thousands Say Goodbye To Muhammad Ali As The Boxer Is Laid To Rest — Live Stream & Details HERE

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Today Muhammad Ali is laid to rest.

After a nearly 20-mile long procession through the late boxer's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky — the family and mourners alike gathered in the KFC Yum! Center to honor the life and legacy of the athlete.

As you know, Ali passed away last Friday at the age of 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Thousands of fans lined the streets as the procession took the coffin past Ali's childhood home, the Ali Center, the Center for African American Heritage, and then finally down Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

Will Smith and ex-boxers Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis were honored with being pallbearers for the service. Tyson decided last minute to attend the funeral after concerns he would be "too emotional." So sad.

Related: Celebs React To The Death Of Muhammad Ali

Former President Bill Clinton, actor Billy Crystal, lifelong friend John Ramsey, and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel are all set to deliver eulogies honoring The People's Champ.

Following the ceremony, the family - including Ali's nine children, wife, and two ex-wives — will gather for a private burial at Cave Hill cemetery.

What a powerful day, and even more important, a powerful legacy.

You can see pictures from the monumental event (below):

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Muhammad Ali's Widow & Ex-Wives Join Thousands To Mourn The Late Boxer In A Traditional Prayer Ceremony

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It's never easy to say goodbye to an icon.

On Thursday, Muhammad Ali's family joined thousands of mourners at Kentucky's Freedom Hall to celebrate the late boxer's life in a traditional Muslim Jenazah service. As you surely know, the heavyweight champion died on June 4 after seeking medical attention for respiratory complications due to his Parkinson's disease.

Related: Muhammad's Rep Furious With Scalpers Selling Memorial Tickets!

Around 14,000 people attended the hour long prayer service — including the icon's widow and several of his ex-wives. Specifically, Ali's wife Lonnie, daughters Laila and Hana, and granddaughter Sydney all wore somber expressions as they attended the first of many ceremonies to mourn the Olympian.

Not to mention, the athlete's second and third wives, Khalilah Camacho-Ali and Veronica Porche-Ali, were also in attendance. In case you forgot, Muhammad's first wife Sonji Roi died back in 2005.

Scholar Imam Zaid Shakir, who led the prayer service, noted:

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Muhammad Ali's Spokesperson Furious With 'Deplorable' Scalpers Trying To Sell Memorial Tickets!

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What a DISGUSTING situation!

Just a few days after Muhammad Ali's family announced his Friday memorial service would be open to the public, we've learned some fans are trying to PROFIT from the event.

Related: Will Smith Will Be One Of Muhammad's Pallbearers

Per Muhammad's longtime spokesperson Bob Gunnell, he recently became aware of morally corrupt people trying to scalp tickets to the free service via Craigslist and other platforms. Given the extreme interest in the event and the fact that there are only 15,000 seats in the Kentucky arena, the chance to make a huge profit is high.

Take a look at one of the advertisements (below)!

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