Jim Kelly, regarded as an American athlete, actor, and martial artist who became famous in the early ’70s, passed away at 67 years-old. He was most notable for his performance as Williams in the 1973 Bruce Lee film titled Enter the Dragon.
Kelly’s former wife, Marilyn Dishman, reports he died Saturday (June 29) at the grips of cancer, in his San Diego home.
The dearly departed was popular for donning an afro and sideburns, while garnering mass attention with his one-liners and fight scenes in the ’73 karate classic. His subsequent films include Three the Hard Way, Black Belt Jones and Black Samurai.
R.I.P. to “The Dragon.”