Billy Crystal brings laughter at Ali’s memorial service

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Comedian Billy Crystal brought laughter to the crowd at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service by doing a bit from an old Ali skit.

Eulogies from his widow, children, and lifelong friends followed messages from religious leaders of varied backgrounds at the memorial service for Muhammad Ali, who was remembered more as the man than the boxing champion.

The service in his hometown of Louisville capped a daylong final homecoming for Ali, who died at the age of 74 a week ago.