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4th Annual Life Changing Lives Gala Honoring Muhammad Ali

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This began with ‘The Champ’ a decade ago,” spokesman Bob Gunnell told reporters at a news conference. “As he convened the meeting, he said, ‘This is what I would like to see, this is the type of program that I would like to see, that is inclusive of everyone, where we give as many people an opportunity that want to pay their respects to me.’ ”

Ali also said it was important that the memorials be conducted in the Muslim tradition, Gunnell said.

The three-time heavyweight champion died Friday night at age 74 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.

The planning for the memorials involved many people in the Louisville, Kentucky, area who were asked to sign nondisclosure agreements, Gunnell said.

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