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WATCH: Muhammad Ali’s Family, Fans and Loved Ones Say Goodbye during Interfaith Memorial Service

“The Greatest” has been laid to rest.

An interfaith commemorative use for three-time heavyweight fighting champion Muhammad Ali began in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, as thousands collected to contend goodbye to a boxing legend and activist, who’d been buried progressing on Friday. Will Smith and Mike Tyson were among a cover bearers.

Former President Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Bryant Gumbel were scheduled to give eulogies for a fighting legend. (Stay with PEOPLE for some-more on what they pronounced about Ali.)

Ali died on Jun 3 during a sanatorium in Phoenix, Arizona, where he had spent a prior few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family orator told PEOPLE. He was 74.

Lonnie Ali, a boxer’s fourth wife, gave a relocating reverence on Friday observant that her father “did not fear death.”

“His timing is once again poignant. His flitting and a definition for a time should not be ignored as we face doubt in a universe and groups during home as to who we are as people. Muhammad’s life should yield guidance,” she told thousands of mourners.

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Lonnie Ali

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Early on in a ceremony, Ali’s family, former President Clinton, David Beckham and Arnold Schwarzenegger could all be seen entertainment inside.

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Former President Bill Clinton arrives during Muhammad Ali’s commemorative service

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Soccer actor David Beckham arrives for Muhammad Ali’s commemorative service

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There were many speakers and eulogists during a commemorative ceremony. Below, some of what they pronounced about a late Ali.

• Dr. Kevin Cosby
“Muhammad Ali was a product of a formidable time and he dared to adore black people in a time when black people had a tough time amatory themselves. He dared to attest a beauty of dark he dared to attest a energy and a ability of African-Americans. He dared to adore America’s many unloved competition and he desired us all and we desired him since we knew he desired us. He desired us all either we lived in a suburbs or a slums or a entrance or in a alley, either we came from a penthouse or a projects.”

• Sen. Orrin Hatch
“Ali took a coop of story and wrote his possess pretension in a content books. He was not Muhammad Ali a esteem warrior or Muhammad Ali a universe champion, he was Muhammad Ali ‘The Greatest…’ With a cut throat speed of a travel warrior and a elementary beauty of a ballerina Ali changed with Achilles like lively and punched with herculean strength. To see Ali’s jaunty bravery is to see usually half a man… He might have been a tough and devoted male in a ring though he was merciful and caring with those he loved.”

• Monsignor Henry Kriegel
“Muhammad Ali non-stop a eyes to a immorality of injustice a stupidity of war… He chided a consciences and awaked in us a deeper sense, a need to honour one another and set aside secular differences.”

• Rabbi Michael Lerner
“He was a chairman who was peaceful to risk a good respect that he got and a good celebrity he got to pronounce law to power….he stood adult and was peaceful to take that kind of a risk since of that kind of dignified integrity.”

• Chief Sidney Hill, as translated by Chief Oren Lyons
“He fought for a people of tone and he was a male of assent and principle. A male of care who used his good gifts for a common good… He was always understanding of a inland people of this hemisphere…. He brought a light into this world…and that light will gleam a prolonged prolonged time. Peace brother, peace.”

• Rabbi Joe Rapport
“He was a heart and that heart beats here still… There will never be another ‘Greatest’ like Muhammad Ali, though we together can now consolidate his affability and his compassion. We can contend any of us in a hearts there’s a small bit of Ali in me.”

• Ambassador Attallah Shabazz
“Having Muhammad Ali in my life somehow postulated my dad’s exhale for me usually a small while longer… 51 years longer. Until now. we am perpetually beholden during a kinship on this earth forever.”

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Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for Muhammad Ali’s commemorative service

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Ali designed a two-day commemorative in good fact years before his death, ESPN reports. And orator Bob Gunnell pronounced forward of a wake that a use would be a thoughtfulness of Ali’s life.

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Muhammad Ali’s daughter Maryum arrives for his commemorative service

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“Muhammad’s unusual fighting career usually encompasses half his life,”Gunnell said final week. “The other half was committed to carrying a summary of assent and inclusion to a world. Following his wishes, his wake will simulate those principals and will be a jubilee open to everyone.”

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Muhammad Ali’s physique is installed into a hearse by cover bearers (top row, from left): Gene Dibble Jr., John Ramsey, Jerry Ellis, Kamawi Ali, Jan Waddell (and bottom row, from left): Ibn Ali, Lennox Lewis, Will Smith, John Grady and Mike Tyson

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The relocating use followed a 19-mile processional around Louisville, imprinting a star’s final debate around his hometown.

Louisville Remembers ‘The Greatest’

The debate enclosed Ali’s childhood area as good as a gym where he initial began his fighting training. The track also upheld Muhammad Ali Boulevard and a Muhammad Ali center.

One day earlier, thousands of mourners collected for a traditional Muslim Jenazah ceremony for Ali during Freedom Hall in Louisville.

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Muhammad Ali’s daughter Hana arrives for his commemorative service

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“There were Muslims from all over and non-Muslims who wanted to come compensate their respects to Daddy,” Ali’s daughter, Rasheda Ali, formerly told PEOPLE of a service. “We were so changed by a escape of people.”

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