R.I.P Jim "The Dragon" Kelly


#1

News spread on FB today that Grandmaster Jim Kelly who starred in many movies including his iconic character Williams in Enter the Dragon had passed away after a long battle with cancer. In the 80s he became a successful tennis pro, and for a time ranked #2 in the US. Nobody don’d an afro and could kick butt like him. A legend in his own right, R.I.P



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#2

He was like something out of a comic book.

RIP. He was actually my favorite character in Enter the Dragon.


#3

RIP. His character in Enter The Dragon is classic.


#4

Ineed…R.I.P. Jim Kelly.


#5

Little fact, Bruce Lee originally wanted Jim Kelly’s character to fight alongside him in the final showdown against Han, but producers didn’t like the idea of John Saxon a well known American actor being killed off, so they switched it :frowning:


#6

That would’ve been a better ending IMO…


#7

Damn… R.I.P.


#8

No idea he had cancer. He was on the Boondocks a few years ago and was living a life of luxury.


#9

:rofl:

Anyone know the name of the track played during the hateocracy fight?


#10

He was also in Undercover Brother with a cameo and featured in the LeBron Ad Campaign for his second shoe with commercials and those interesting old school art style posters. Hard to imagine those were actually like 8 years ago now.

R.I.P. a part of 3rd Strike Ryu.


#11

Damn. This sucks. I had an Anime D20 character base don him that was badd ass.
R.I.P. one of the baddest brothers on the planet. :tup:


#12

R.I.P


#13

R.I.P.


#14

Oh man! He was supposed to make an appearance at the comic convention I was planning on going next week! I was so excited to see him in person, what a tragedy.

R.I.P.


#15

r.i.p grandmaster jim kelly


#16

This is sad as fuck. RIP Jim :frowning:


#17

Damn man…R.I.P.

Was looking at some of his recent interviews a few months back, still a cool cat. I think my first avatar here (might be mixing it up with some other place) was of him.


#18

Typical. Probably the worst part in that movie was that we were supposed to believe that John Saxon, a man who can barely do a simple hop kick could beat Bolo Yueng. :rofl:


#19

RIP!


#20

He was a legend