Turkish President, King of Jordan to speak at Muhammad Ali's funeral

2016-06-06 21:11
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Louisville - The president of Turkey and king of Jordan joins the long line of world leaders, religious figures and superstars set to speak at Muhammad Ali's funeral on Friday.

Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell announced funeral details at a news conference on Monday. California imam and scholar Zaid Shakir will preside over the service at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.

Speaking at the funeral will be representatives of multiple faiths, including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Mormonism and Catholicism. They will be followed by Ali's wife, Lonnie Ali, daughter Maryum Ali, actor Billy Crystal; sportscaster Bryant Gumbel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan.

President Bill Clinton will deliver a eulogy.

The Dalai Lama was invited, but sent regrets that he will be unable to attend.

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