Muhammad Ali's Funeral Will Be Held in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday

His family shared details of the forthcoming funeral at a Saturday afternoon news conference

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, June 10, surrounded by the people who knew and loved him best and a world inspired by his life and career.

A family spokesperson said in a news conference on Saturday that the funeral will be held at the KFC Yum! Center at 2 p.m. local time and will be open to the public. Former President Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Bryant Gumbel will give eulogies.

There will also be a procession throughout Louisville and fans will be able to stream the service online.

“Muhammad’s extraordinary boxing career only encompasses half his life. The other half was committed to carrying a message of peace and inclusion to the world. Following his wishes, his funeral will reflect those principals and will be a celebration open to everyone,” spokesman Bob Gunnelll said Saturday.

His family shared details for his forthcoming funeral one day after Ali died following his hospitalization this week for respiratory complications.

“After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” Gunnell said in an earlier statement. “The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time.”

[IMAGE “1” “” “std” ]He died surrounded by his wife and children at 9:10 p.m. MST on Friday. The cause of death was “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes,” Gunnell said Saturday. He will return with his family to Louisville in coming days, Gunnell said.

Ali’s death triggered a massive outpouring of grief and remembrance from family, fans and public figures, including both the Clintons and Obamas. He was celebrated for his athletic prowess, his deep political and religious convictions and – above all – his indomitable spirit.

As daughter Laila Ali told PEOPLE in March, “That man continues to put me in awe. He’s such a fighter, still, when at times he seems weak and not able to handle it. He comes through stronger than ever.

“He’s still fighting regardless and I love my dad for that.”

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