1. says

    He played a part of my childhood memories. RIP.
    As a black kid growing up in the hood there were not many role models for me. In the 1970s the black pimp was king on the blaxplotation screen — but Kelly never went that route (that I know of). Once he did Enter The Dragon I realized you don’t have to be Asian to know martial arts. Not a big deal now…. but as a kid just coming of age that was news.

    And yes, the 1970s and 1980s were (in my opinion), some of the more fun, experimental and innovative times in North American entertainment.

  2. Zainab Akhtar says

    ‘When it comes, I won’t even notice: I’ll be too busy looking good.’
    RIP Jim, off to look good elsewhere.

  3. B_Stel says

    Coolest Afro of the 70s with apologies to Dr. J.

    Jim Kelly was cool like no one before or since.

  4. Leandro M. Duarte says

    Wow, he looks like real life Afrodisiac in that first picture.

    Terrible news. Rest in peace, man.

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