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Enter the Dragon star Jim Kelly dead at 67

  | July 01, 2013 12:52 IST (Los Angeles)
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Jim Kelly featured in movies such as Enter The Dragon, Black Belt Jones, Three the Hard Way and Black Samurai

Jim Kelly, who featured alongside Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon, died at his San Diego home on June 29, 2013 due to cancer. He was 67.

Actor Jim Kelly, who featured alongside Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon, died at his San Diego home on June 29, 2013 due to cancer. He was 67.
Kelly's ex-wife Marilyn Dishman took to Facebook to announce the sad news, reported Ace Showbiz.
"Yesterday, June 29, 2013, James Milton Kelly, better known as Jim Kelly, the Karate expert, actor, my first husband and Sabrena Kelly-Lewis's biological father died. Sabrena needs all of your good thoughts and prayers. This is a difficult situation to process. Even I am having trouble processing it. Like his mother, there will be no service!" the Facebook post read.
Kelly was born in May 1946. He grew up in Kentucky as a talented athlete, who joined baseball, football and track teams.
Kelly started practising martial arts in 1964 and later earned a black belt in Karate after moving to California. He said that he wanted to become an actor after winning Karate tournaments.
He eatured in many movies during the 1970s, such as Black Belt Jones, Three the Hard Way and Black Samurai.

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