Texas lawyer Chris Hamilton, who tried but was unable to visit Sara, said:
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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.
The actor told ET Online
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.
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:
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.
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)!
We can't say we're surprised.
On Monday, Will Smith was announced as one of Muhammad Ali's pallbearers for the late boxer's memorial service. In case you forgot, the A-lister was nominated for an Oscar for his role depicting the American athlete in the 2001 film Ali. Fierce.
As you surely know, the heavyweight champion died on June 4 after seeking medical attention for respiratory complications at a Phoenix-area hospital. A family spokesperson has since noted that the icon's death was caused due to "septic shock" from "unspecified natural causes."
Nonetheless, Will's involvement in Ali's memorial service comes mere days after the Concussion actor mourned his idol on Facebook. He posted:
That's when Chrissy Teigen decided to chime in:
@johnlegend from what? trolling isn't a job (I've tried)
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 5, 2016
The 51-year-old tried to fire back hours later… but that clearly didn't work: