By Roberta Downing
February 1, 2018
It has been 25 years since the final rap of The Crow completed and 24 years since the release of major block buster movie The Crow staring Brandon Lee. The movie has so many wonderful reviews and the movie has reached a cult classic status. The Crow is chalk full of lore, revenge and to say that it is action packed is an understatement.
The filming of the movie took place in 1993 and no one could have ever anticipated or imagined that Brandon would fall victim to such an accident that lead to his death. The scene, in which Lee died of a fatal prop gun shot, does not appear in the released version of the movie. March 2018 will make the 25th anniversary of the actor and martial artist’s death.
Rumors circulated that Brandon had somehow inherited a curse since his father, Bruce Lee, who was also killed while in the process of filming. There was also speculation that both father and son were murdered by organized crime members of the Hong Kong movie industry. There is no proof that the gossip of a family curse on the Lee family exits and no evidence to support a murder by organized crime.
Brandon left behind the love of his life, Eliza Hutton whom he planned to marry in Mexico after wrapping up the filming of The Crow and were talking about starting a family of their own. There is something that many do not know; The Crow is dedicated to Brandon and Eliza. He is survived by his mother, Linda Lee Cadwell and sibling Shannon Lee.
Lee started his career in 1986 as a supporting actor in the television show Kung Fu: The Movie and went on to appear in Legacy of Rage, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Kung Fu: The Next Generation and Rapid Fire.
Brandon was also a martial artist and was trained in Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Muay Thai and Shaolin Kung-Fu fighting styles.
Brandon Bruce Lee was laid to rest next to his father Bruce Lee at Lake View Cemetery.