The sports legend wanted his funeral to be a celebration of his life.
Ali's family spokesperson says he is 'disgusted and amazed' people have attempted to profit from the civil rights activist's funeral
The services will stretch across two days in the late boxing legend's hometown of Louisville in Kentucky
Events will be held all week across the city.
'The irony is not lost on me at all,' says local beekeeper
Ali’s words were a stark statement on what it was to be black in America
'I'm sorry to tell you this way, but Muhammad Ali has passed away'
A public funeral for the legendary boxer is due to take place on Friday
The boxer transcended sport like none other
Ali wished he had never snubbed his former mentor - but Malcolm X was assassinated before he could say sorry
The broadcaster interviewed the sporting icon on four occasions
'He did more to change race relations and the views of people than even Martin Luther King'
'He was a voice for Muslims that was more accepted by many Americans than the voices of other Muslims'
'Don’t tell me how much you love Muhammad Ali and yet you’re going to be prejudiced against Muslims in this country'