Ali Funeral Footage Flogged To News Outlets

Footage from Muhammad Ali’s funeral is being offered for sale for $1 million.

The boxing legend tragically passed away earlier this month at the age of 74 from septic shock and footage filmed at his funeral, allegedly taken by a family member, has been offered to US news outlets.

Muhammad Ali’s hometown Louisville say farewell to the boxing legend and civil rights hero, with thousands lining the streets. Credit: REUTERS/Michael Clevenger/POOL

A source who was offered a chance to buy the tape told the Mirror: “It is disgusting that someone claiming to be member of Ali’s own family could deceive their own flesh and blood. There is so much affection for him and it is not something we would entertain no matter what the price.

“The seller initially tried to conceal their identity but when asked how the footage was obtained we were told how they were a member of the family. It shows Ali being lowered into the ground and his family in tears. It’s disgusting. Clearly they have no respect.”

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The father-of-nine – who fought a long battle with Parkinson’s disease – was laid to rest at Cave Hill Cemetery in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky and his funeral was attended by his family and close friends including Will Smith and former US President Bill Clinton.

Speaking about the funeral, Will said: “We all sat around, you know – Tyson, Lewis, and a lot of Ali’s family and me – for about an hour.

“We all just told the stories and our memories. You know, for me, it’s just humbling to be able to be here with the family in this time of need. He lived the perfect example of how a human being is supposed to live their life. It was beautiful.”

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