Body of Muhammad Ali Arrives in Louisville, Champ Honored at Hometown Church
On Sunday, Muhammad Ali's body arrived in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, ahead of a Friday public procession and private burial.
Daily Mail reports that the champ was accompanied by his wife, Lonnie, from Arizona, where Ali took his last breath. His casket was wrapped in a cloth with Arabic scripture on it, and was escorted to a funeral home by police.
Ali's funeral will include eulogies by former President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal, and former "Today" show host Bryant Gumbel.
At a Sunday memorial service at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, the church where Ali's father was a longtime member, the boxer's life was recalled for two hours. His brother and sister-in-law, Rahaman and Caroline Ali, attended. Pastor Charles Elliott III proclaimed "there is no great man that has done more for this city than Muhammad Ali."