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
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
He eatured in many movies during the 1970s, such as Black
Belt Jones, Three the Hard Way and Black Samurai.