Muhammad Ali’s body is expected to return to Louisville in the coming days and his funeral will be held in the city next week, on Friday June 10, at the KFC! Yum Center at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Officials said Ali became ill Monday and was taken to a hospital in Phoenix where he was initially listed in fair condition. When he took a turn for the worse, family was called in to say their goodbyes. He was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. MST Friday.
Officials said Ali’s official cause of death was septic shock due to unspecified natural causes. His body will be brought back to Louisville in 24-48 hours with family members accompanying him.