Muhammad Ali’s grandson lights Olympic flame at US ceremony

Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, joined other torchbearers in Palm Springs, California, on Wednesday as the 34-year-old carried the Olympic flame alongside his father, actor Keith Carradine. Play Video 2:24 Muhammad Ali, Olympic…

Muhammad Ali's grandson lights Olympic flame at US ceremony

Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, joined other torchbearers in Palm Springs, California, on Wednesday as the 34-year-old carried the Olympic flame alongside his father, actor Keith Carradine.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Carmadine removed a cap holding a lightbulb around his neck and gave a thumbs-up to the cheering crowd gathered at the Mission Inn.

Ali’s teenage son, Shia, was shown drinking water with his cousin, Jude Farrow, from a bottle. Farrow’s father, singer David Foster, carried the torch through the Greek Theatre in Hollywood in March.

But Wednesday was probably Walsh’s first real chance to step into his father’s footsteps, unless he picks up the torch on his way to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In more than 50 years as an actor, Carradine was known for his performances in numerous TV series, most notably for roles on the 1970s western series Kung Fu. He also appeared in the ABC sitcom Growing Pains and the 1997 drama film Seven and Seven. He is currently starring in the FX series American Horror Story: Coven, which depicts the life of the Freaks and Geeks cast in the days leading up to the 1987 film.

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