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Will Ferrell Sings ‘I Will Always Love You’ During USC Commencement Speech

Sadly, his "Old School" co-stars couldn't join him.

Will Ferrell USC I Will Always Love You


This week’s graduation ceremonies have been a study in contrasts. Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education who ascended to her current post via questionable means, was met with boos and turned backs at Bethune-Cookman; Will Ferrell serenaded USC grads with a rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” As you might imagine, he received a warmer reception than DeVos.

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“Class of 2017, I just want you to know you will never be alone on whatever path you may choose,” the star of this year’s “Daddy’s Home 2” and “The House” said before singing. “If you do have a moment where you feel a little down just think of the support you have from this great Trojan family and imagine me, literally picture my face, singing this song gently into your ear.”

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Ferrell graduated from USC with a degree in Sports Information in 1990; his other educational achievements include co-founding the Lambda Epsilon Omega fraternity alongside Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn in “Old School.” Watch him sing the Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston standard below.

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