Renowned Actor Will Smith and former boxing heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be among the pallbearers for Muhammad Ali’s funeral on Friday, joining a list of dignitaries including athletes, entertainers and politicians who would be present to pay their last respect to the Greatest.
Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky will come to a halt as they lay to rest their most famous son, who had spent more than ten years planning for his funeral.
Smith played Ali in a 2001 movie, earning an Oscar nomination and becoming a family friend. London-born Lewis, who went on to represent Canada in the Olympics, is one of three boxers along with Ali and Evander Holyfield to have held the heavyweight title three times. Lewis, like Ali, won an Olympic Gold Medal. The Canadian-born Lewis was also the last man to be crowned the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
They will be joined by relatives and family friends in carrying the casket through Ali’s home town of Louisville, Kentucky on Friday.