Muhammad Ali’s body returns to hometown
LOUISVILLE (92 News) – The body of legendary world boxing champion Muhammad Ali has on Monday arrived back in his hometown of Louisville.
Ali died late Friday at the age of 74 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. A motorcade to the funeral home was led by a hearse that had met the chartered plane carrying Ali’s body back from Arizona, where he passed away.
Louisville will honor him with a procession through the city Friday followed by a public funeral at a sports arena. Former US President Bill Clinton is among the luminaries scheduled to deliver eulogies.
Ali’s spokesman said Ali was “a citizen of the world” and that he wanted people of all walks of life to be able to attend. Accordingly, the service will be held at a multi-purpose sports arena in Louisville that seats 22,000 people. It will be open to the public and streamed on the Internet.