10 Good Actors Who Died Too Young

Brandon Lee

Died: 3/31/93 (28)
Cause of Death:
 Accidental set shooting
Notable Work:
Showdown in Little Tokyo, Rapid Fire, The Crow

Brandon, son of iconic martial artist Bruce Lee, was just taking off as a lead actor when he was accidentally shot during the last days of filming The Crow. A prop gun that was thought to contain blanks actually had a fragment of a real bullet lodged in the chamber, due to a fatally negligent mix-up.

The Crow employed special effects to give Lee's stunt double his face so that filming could be completed, but the movie's box office success suggests that Brandon was on the verge of making a name, identity, and ultimately career, separate of his famous father's legacy.

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