Muhammad Ali Laid to Rest: See the Funeral Photos

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Muhammad Ali has been laid to rest in Louisville.

Days after the beloved ex-boxer died at the age of 74, thousands of fans and many celebrities gathered in Ali's home town to say goodbye.

Here's a rundown of notable names, events and photos from the sad proceedings:

1. A Famous Pallbearer

A Famous Pallbearer
Will Smith and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson were among the pallbearers who loaded Ali's casket into a hearse and took part in a 17-car processional that took the legendary boxer on a final journey around his hometown.

2. A Huge Gathering

A Huge Gathering
All across the route, mourners chanted, "Ali! Ali!" and helicopters buzzed overhead. An endless array of fans stood on the streets, many of them carrying signs and posters.

3. Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times
Ali was buried at Cave Hill cemetery. Many people laid flower petals on the ground there, as the processional's 19-mile route stopped at landmarks in the three-time heavyweight boxing champion's life.

4. Those in Attendance Included:

Those in Attendance Included:
Billy Crystal, Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumbel, Lennox Lewis and many other big names. President Obama sent along a message, but was in attendance at his daughter's high school graduation.

5. A Community in Mourning

A Community in Mourning
The service took place at the KFC Center in Louisville and was open to the public; it was also live streamed and a private viewing will be held for family members.

6. A Message from His Daughter

A Message from His Daughter
"I personally have been sad for a long time," Laila Ali said on Today this week. "My father has been struggling with Parkinson's disease for many years and it wasn't easy to watch him suffer, so knowing that he's not suffering anymore is what gives me comfort."

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