Jim Kelly died over the weekend at 67, the wife of the martial arts grandmaster said.
Kelly, who starred in the 1973 Bruce Lee classic “Enter the Dragon,” died on Saturday, his wife said in a Facebook post, reported Deadline.com.
It was unclear what caused his death.
Kelly, who was lanky and sported an Afro haircut in the film, was an international karate champion who had his own school in Los Angeles.
He also starred in the B-movie cult classic “Black Belt Jones” in 1974. Later, he appeared in several action films in the 1970s.
He also appeared in “Three the Hard Way” with NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown.
According to Nextmovie.com, he stopped appearing in movies in 1982.