Fans and admirers gathered on Friday to observe the 40 year anniversary of the death of martial arts innovator Bruce Lee. The gathering was held at a preview of an exhibit that has been set up in the Heritage Museum in Hong Kong. The exhibit will be a dedication to Less’ life and works that will be opening today. His daughter Sharon Lee spoke fondly of her father at the event. The exhibit will last for the next five years so you still have time to get there. The exhibit includes various memorabilia to include the yellow track suit that Lee wore in Game of Death.
Lee was born in San Francisco to parents visiting from China. they eventually moved back to Hong Kong which was a British colony at the time. Lee returned to the U.S. when he was eighteen and eventually got involved in acting in Hollywood. After he played Kato on The Green Hornet he became frustrated with Hollywoods race politics and moved back to Hong Kong. There he filmed The Big Boss and his other beloved films. many have called for their to be a permanent museum dedicated to Lee but the Chinese government has yet to make anything. They were in talks to convert his mansion into a memorial but were not able to come to agreement with the owner. Hopefully this exhibit will be the first step.