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Will Smith to serve as pallbearer for Muhammad Ali

Published: Jun. 6, 2016 at 10:17 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2016 at 10:28 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A list of eight people who will serve as pallbearers for Muhammad Ali have been released.

Actor Will Smith, who portrayed the late three-time heavyweight in the movie "Ali," will be among the friends and family members carrying his casket. Along with Smith, Ali's cousin John Grady, his nephew Ibn Ali, his former brother-in-law Komawi Ali, his cousin Jan Wadell, former heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis, family friend John Ramsey and Jerry Ellis, the brother of Jimmy Ellis who was Ali's former sparring partner and former heavyweight champion of the world, will serve as pallbearers.

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Ali's body will be laid to rest on Friday following funeral services A.D. Porter & Sons. Following the ceremony, a large procession will travel through the streets of Louisville.

The procession will pass the Muhammad Ali Center downtown before traveling along the street bearing his name into the Parkland neighborhood, the part of town where Ali was raised. The procession will then head east on Broadway to Cave Hill Cemetery, where Ali will be laid to rest in a private service.

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