Muhammad Ali's funeral begins Friday between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Pacific Time. We'll carry the coverage live on-air, online and on the KING 5 app.
Some notable participants in Muhammad Ali’s funeral and memorial service:
Smith played Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion, in a 2001 biographical sports drama film Ali. Smith was nominated for six awards and won Best Actor from the Black Reel Awards of 2001, Best Male Performance at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards and Outstanding Actor at the NAACP Image Awards. He is one of the pallbearers at Ali’s funeral.
The last undisputed world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist. Lewis will be a pallbearer at Ali’s funeral.
Ellis is a friend of Ali’s and the brother of former heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis who was Ali’s sparring partner. Ellis’ family recalled the friendship here.
Shabbazz is the daughter of human rights activist Malcolm X and ambassador-at-large for Belize. She will perform a poetry reading at Ali’s memorial service.
Mundkur is a McConnell Scholar at the University of Louisville, Muhammad Ali Center Scholar, and she served on the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students.
Ramsey is a family friend and will be a pallbearer at Ali’s Funeral.
Crystal and Ali were friends for more than 30 years. Ali called Crystal his “little brother.” You can hear more about their relationship here.
Gumbel is a journalist and sportscaster who formerly co-hosted NBC’s Today. He frequently covered stories on Muhammad Ali.
Former President Bill Clinton
In 2001, Clinton awarded Ali with the Presidential Citizens Medal. Since then, the two remained good friends.
The Honorable John Y. Brown
Dr. Harvey Sloane