Schedule, notable attendees for Muhammad Ali funeral

Schedule, notable attendees for Muhammad Ali funeral

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 12:26 p.m. ET

A schedule of events and notable attendees expected for Muhammad Ali's funeral on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky:

- 7:30 a.m. - Shuttles begin for attendees from the Kentucky Exposition Center to the KFC Yum! Center, where the public funeral will be held.

- 9 a.m. - The funeral procession begins from A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, north to the Watterson Expressway. It will move past the Muhammad Ali Center, make its way onto Muhammad Ali Boulevard and then go west to the neighborhood where Ali grew up. People are expected to line the route on surface streets as the procession makes its way through downtown.

- 11 a.m. or noon (estimated) - The procession makes its way to Cave Hill Cemetery for a private burial.


- 12 p.m. - Doors open at KFC Yum! Center for public funeral.

- 2 p.m. - Memorial begins. Eulogies expected by former President Bill Clinton, comedian/actor Billy Crystal, television journalist Bryant Gumbel and others.


Notable attendees:

- Former President Bill Clinton

- Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Barack Obama

- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

- King Abdullah II of Jordan

- Rev. Jesse Jackson

- Comedian/actor Billy Crystal

- Actor Will Smith

- Television journalist Bryant Gumbel

- Boxing promoter Don King

- Former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard

- Former boxing champion Lennox Lewis

- Former boxing champion George Foreman

- Former boxing champion Larry Holmes

- Former boxing champion Bernard Hopkins

- Former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu

- International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach

- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin

- Former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr.

- Imam Zaid Shakir, Muslim scholar

- Sherman Jackson, Muslim scholar

- Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam

- Boxing promoter and CEO of Top Rank Boxing Bob Arum

- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

- Former Louisville Mayor Harvey Sloane