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Will Smith will be a pallbearer at Muhammad Ali’s funeral


Will Smith will be among the pallbearers for Muhammad Ali’s funeral on Friday

Smith, who played the iconic boxer in the 2001 movie, Ali, will join former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in carrying Ali to his final resting place.

 

Will Smith played Muhammad Ali in the biopic movie of the boxer

 

The pair will be joining a list of notable athletes, entertainers and politicians to mourn the boxing legend in hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

Among those set to attend are former US President Bill Clinton, who was a personal friend of Ali as well as comedian Billy Crystal. 

The other pallbearers will include Jerry Ellis, the brother of Ali’s sparring partner and former world heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis, Ali’s cousin John Grady, his nephew Ibn Ali, his former brother-in-law Komawi Ali, Ali’s cousin Jan Wadell and family friend John Ramsey, an Ali family spokesman said.

Regarded as the greatest boxer of all time and renowned for his work outside the ring, Ali died on Friday aged 74.