Watch Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Live: Bill Clinton and Billy Crystal Deliver Eulogies, Will Smith Serves as a Pallbearer

UPDATE: The livestream will resume again when the memorial service begins at 2 p.m. ET.

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Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest in a funeral service in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, June 10. The Associated Press began live-streaming the procession at 9 a.m. ET; the memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. ET.

The service is open to 15,000 members of the public who claimed free tickets to the event when they were released on Wednesday, June 8. Thousands of fans lined up, but all the tickets were gone within an hour and many left empty-handed, the AP reports. Those who aren’t able to attend can watch the livestream above. 

Muhammad Ali poses for the camera on May 17, 1962, in Long Island, NY.
Muhammad Ali poses for the camera on May 17, 1962, in Long Island, NY. Stanley Weston/Getty Images

Former president Bill Clinton, actor Billy Crystal and news anchor Bryant Gumbel will deliver eulogies at the funeral. Will Smith, who played the boxing great in the 2001 movie Ali, and Britain’s former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will serve as pallbearers, along with family and close friends.

Muhammad Ali jokes with Will Smith.
Muhammad Ali jokes with Will Smith, who portrays him in the film 'Ali,' at the movie's premiere in Hollywood, Dec. 12, 2001. LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images

Bill Clinton leans on former world boxing heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali at the National Italian American Foundation 25th Anniversary Awards Gala Dinner at a Washington, D.C. hotel, Oct. 28, 2000.
Bill Clinton leans on former world boxing heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali at the National Italian American Foundation 25th Anniversary Awards Gala Dinner at a Washington, D.C., hotel Oct. 28, 2000. MANNY CENETA/AFP/Getty Images

Before his death, Ali had planned out some of the details for his funeral service. “Muhammad is directing all of this, and he’s enjoying every minute of it,” family spokesman Bob Gunnell told the AP. “Muhammad wanted this to be a free event, an event that was open to all.”

The three-time world heavyweight champion passed away at age 74 on Friday, June 3, from septic shock. Prior to his death, he was hospitalized for a respiratory issue, Gunnell confirmed to ESPN on Thursday, June 2.

Billy Crystal and Muhammad Ali at Audemars Piguet's Time to Give Celebrity Watch Auction for Charity, held at Christie's in NYC in 2000.
Billy Crystal and Muhammad Ali at Audemars Piguet's Time to Give Celebrity Watch Auction for Charity, held at Christie's in NYC in 2000. Nick Elgar/ImageDirect

Ali, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time, retired from the boxing ring in 1981. A few years later, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 42 in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Yolanda Williams, his seven daughters and his two sons. 

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