Schedule, notable attendees for Muhammad Ali memorial
A schedule of events and notable attendees expected for Muhammad Ali's memorial 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 memorial will be held.
- 9 a.m. - The 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.
Former President Bill Clinton
Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama
King Abdullah II of Jordan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left Thursday)
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Comedian/actor Billy Crystal
Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Television journalist Bryant Gumbel
Martin Luther King III
Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Boxing promoter Don King
Former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard
Former boxing champion Lennox Lewis
Former boxing champion Evander Holyfield
Former boxing champion Larry Holmes
Former boxing champion Bernard Hopkins
Former NFL player Jim Brown
Former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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
Entertainer Whoopi Goldberg
Director Spike Lee
Actor/Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Comedian Dave Chappelle
Casino magnate Steve Wynn
Journalists Katie Couric and Matt Lauer
Chubby Checker, who popularized ''The Twist''
Country music singer Reba McEntire
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
Soccer great David Beckham
Former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis