RIP Jim Kelly, aka Williams in Enter the Dragon
Jim Kelly, the martial artist best known for his role in Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon, has thrown his last karate chop. The actor, who died of cancer, was 67.
By Ky Henderson
Jim Kelly has died. What? Oh, sorry Buffalo Bills fans, you can stop sobbing and grief-eating wings — we don’t mean the Hall of Fame NFL quarterback. We mean Jim Kelly, the martial arts actor who starred alongside Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon and also appeared in a number of blaxploitation films in the 1970s. Kelly, who died of cancer, was 67.
The above scene is Kelly’s climactic fight with Han in Enter the Dragon. To be fair, he never had a chance — Han has a metal hand, for crying out loud. We’re also big fans of the scene below, in which some crooked New York City cops plant drugs in Kelly’sride, then try to frame him for it. He shows them what for.