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Saints will host a visitation for the public wishing to pay their respects to Will Smith


The New Orleans Saints will open their indoor practice facility located at 5800 Airline Drive in Metairie on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. for those wishing to pay their final respects to Will Smith.

He was gunned down late Saturday night in New Orleans.  The public will be able to park for free in available parking lots at the Saints complex, with courtesy overflow parking being held at the adjacent New Orleans Zephyrs parking lots.

Guess lines will be clearly marked and will form along the back fence of the Saints property behind the Pelicans Training Facility and proceed into the South Entrance of the Saints Indoor Practice Facility to pass and view the casket.  There will not be a ceremony or any funeral service during this time.  There will be a celebration of Will Smith's life both on and off the field presented through photographs and video.

There will be an opportunity for the public to make a contribution to honor Will's community efforts through the Where There's A Will, There's A Way Foundation by visiting 

Will and Racquel Smith started the foundation dedicated to guiding children to strive and achieve greatness through motivational and educational platforms.

A private family burial and funeral service will be held on Saturday.

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