PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Funeral plans for the late Muhammad Ali were announced at a press briefing at Camelback Inn on Saturday.
The funeral will be an event that is open to everyone and is scheduled for this Friday, according to the family. The entire Ali family says everyone is invited to join the funeral in Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. His body is expected to be brought back to Louisville within 24 to 48 hours.
A private ceremony for immediate family will be held. A large procession will take his body from the funeral home through the streets of Louisville so the public can bid farewell to the legendary boxer. The procession will continue down Mohammad Ali Blvd. to his childhood home. His remains will be interred at a private ceremony.
An interfaith funeral service will also be held in Louisville, with eulogies by President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal and journalist Bryant Gumbel.
A spokesperson for the family says Ali died at 9:10 p.m., Friday night, caused by septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.