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Watch Lonnie Ali speak at her husband's funeral from the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

By SI Wire
June 10, 2016

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Lonnie Ali, the wife of the great Muhammad Ali, spoke at her husband's funeral service at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Ken.

Muhammad Ali died last week at the age of 74.

Lonnie Ali was the first of nine eulogists at the ceremony that will include Billy Crystal and former president Bill Clinton.

Watch Lonnie Ali speak at the service below:

[youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h4-QHSUPOQ]

Daughter Maryum Ali also spoke and recited a poem that she wrote for her father.

After the service, a private ceremony for his close friends and family will be held inside the Muhammad Ali Center. The International Olympic Commitee will present the Ali family with an Olympic flag to honor the 1960 Olympic gold medalist.

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