Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Will Smith among those gathered after funeral procession that followed route of boxer’s 1960 Olympic gold medal parade Goodbye Ali: Hundreds line Louisville streets to farewell ‘The Champ’ Obama pays tribute: ‘Muhammad Ali was a personal hero of mine’ 11.21pm BST Thanks as always for following along with us. Show More Summary
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During the beautiful services for Muhammad Ali, comedian Billy Crystal stepped up to the podium and offered up his favorite memories of the late boxer. He spoke about how he first met Ali, how Ali called him “little brother”, the many times Ali stuck up for him and all the time they spent together. Crystal […]
Comedian Billy Crystal gave this lovely eulogy for his good friend Muhammad Ali.
This will make you not want to die until you a) befriend Billy Crystal; 2) do something amazing with your life: Billy Crystal delivers funny and touching eulogy for Muhammad Ali Comedian Billy Crystal looked back on his fondest memories...Show More Summary
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Last weekend brought the sad news that boxing icon Muhammad Ali had passed away at 74 years old. Yesterday the memorial service, which was open to the public, was held in Louisville, Kentucky and lasted hours. Speakers such as President...Show More Summary
Crystal opened up to TODAY's Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview about speaking at Muhammad Ali's funeral Friday.
Billy Crystal, a close friend of Muhammad Ali, eulogized the boxing legend at his memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky yesterday. Affectionately called "little brother" by The Greatest, Crystal's eulogy was peppered with funny and amusing stories about the duo, whose friendship traced back to Crystal's first big break as a ... More »
Lonnie Ali, Billy Crystal, Bryant Gumbel and Bill Clinton spoke at Ali’s funeral.
Billy Crystal discusses his first time meeting Muhammad Ali, and the start of a long friendship. On Friday at the massive funeral and tribute to the late, great Muhammad Ali, comedian, actor, writer, and director Billy Crystal, a longtime...Show More Summary
Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Bryant Gumbel delivered eulogies for Muhammad Ali at a 15,000-seat sports arena in his hometown, Louisville today.
He will forever be remembered! As we reported, on Friday, thousands gathered at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky to honor the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. Last week, the famed athelete passed away at 74 after battling a respiratory issue. Related: Muhammad Ali Gets Liberty Medal! Will Smith — along with ex-boxers Mike Tyson and [...]
Comedian Billy Crystal gave one of the best homages to Muhammad Ali at the boxing legend’s memorial service in Kentucky on Friday. Sprinkling the tribute with laugh lines, Crystal described his first meeting with Ali when he was a struggling...Show More Summary
“Last week when we heard the news, time stopped. There was no war, no terrorists, no global catastrophes. The world stopped and took a deep breath and sighed,” Billy Crystal said this afternoon during the televised Muhammad Ali memorial. “It’s...Show More Summary
Billy Crystal is more than a comedian, just as Muhammad Ali was more than a boxer. And the connection they shared was more than a friendship. Crystal moved the Louisville crowd from laughter to tears with his eloquent eulogy, as he traced his relationship with Ali back its earliest days. Crystal was a young stand-up […]
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest on Friday in his home town of Louisville. Ali passed away last week at the age of 74. He will be eulogized by former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal. Watch the procession and service, as posted by Fox10, here:...
Bill Clinton had previously awarded Ali with the Presidential Citizens Medal
The final funeral service for “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. EDT at which former President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal and journalist Bryant Gumbel will present eulogies, PBS Newshour reports. Pallbearers for the service will also include former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and actor Will Smith, who played […]
Come Friday, Louisville will be overrun with fond memories and teary eyes as Muhammad Ali’s memorial service winds its way through The Greatest’s hometown. Bill Clinton, Lonnie Ali and Billy Crystal will deliver the eulogies at Ali’s public service, which will be hosted at the KFC Yum! Center at 2 p.m. in front of a crowd estimated to total 15,000. Hours before the […]