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Comedian Billy Crystal Gave One of the Most Moving Eulogies to Muhammad Ali — Check It Out

 

Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 01:48 PM

Comedian and film star Billy Crystal, who has known Muhammad Ali since the beginnings of his standup career in the 1970s, gave one of the most moving eulogies to the boxing legend Friday at his funeral in Louisville, Kentucky.

Affectionately called "little brother" by The Greatest, Crystal's eulogy has very funny stories alongside beautiful insights.

He began talking about how the friendship traced back to Crystal's first big break as a stand-up at an event honoring Ali in 1974.

“He was funny, he was beautiful, he was the most perfect athlete you ever saw, and those were his own words," Crystal joked.

Crystal, who compared Ali to Shakespeare and Picasso, also broke out his famous impression of the late boxer in-between his other touching sentiments. "Last week when we heard the news, time stopped. There was no war, no terrorists, no global catastrophes," he continued. "The world stopped and took a deep breath and sighed...he was a tremendous bolt of lightning, created by Mother Nature out of thin air." Ali passed away on June 3 at the age of 74.

He also discussed a little-known venture that the two were involved in that funds an effort to bring Israeli and Palestinian artists together on theater projects in Israel. Ali traveled to Israel to help his friend with that project.

Check out the eulogy above.

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Comedian and film star Billy Crystal, who has known Muhammad Ali since the beginnings of his standup career in the 1970s, gave one of the most moving eulogies to the boxing legend Friday at his funeral in Louisville, Kentucky. Affectionately called little brother by The...
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