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Will Smith, Lennox Lewis and six other friends/family of the late great Muhammed Ali will serve as pallbearers at his funeral this Friday, ESPN reports.

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Ali and Smith formed a genuine friendship during the filming of the iconic biopic Ali, for which Smith landed an Academy Award nomination.

According to ESPN, Ali died from septic shock due to unspecified natural causes. Following Ali’s passing on June 3rd, Smith posted a touching tribute on his Facebook page.

Other pallbearers include: Ali’s cousin John Grady, Ali’s nephew Ibn Ali, his former brother-in-law Komawi Ali, Jerry Ellis his first cousin, Jan Wadell, and family friend John Ramsey.

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Ali’s funeral will be a public ceremony held at the KFC Yum! Center followed by a private burial. 15,000 tickets will go on sale Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. ET.


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