Bruce lee statue in hong kong

Bruce Lee's statue in Hong Kong.
Bruce Lee's statue in Hong Kong.
Bruce Lee's statue in Hong Kong.

The Bruce Lee statue in Hong Kong is a memorial figure of deceased martial artist, Bruce Lee.[1] The Hong Kong memorial was built on behalf of Bruce Lee, who died on 20 July 1973 at the age of 32.

History

The Hong Kong-based Bruce Lee Fan Club and its fans raised $US 100,000 for a statue to be erected after pleas to the government to honour his legacy.[2] A 2.5 metre bronze statue was erected along the Avenue of Stars attraction near the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui.[3] It shows a classic 'ready to strike' Bruce Lee pose, as seen in the 1972 movie Fist of Fury. Hew Kuan-yau, a member of the Bruce Lee Fan Club Committee said, "We want the people to know about the legend of Bruce Lee." The statue was unveiled by Bruce Lee's brother Robert Lee on 27 November 2005, celebrating what would have been Bruce's 65th birthday.

The location was the site of a Detour in the 10th leg of the reality TV show The Amazing Race 17, and the site of a Route Marker task in the 3rd leg of The Amazing Race Canada 2.

See also

References

  1. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Hong Kong's honor for Bruce Lee
  2. ^ Hong Kong unveils Bruce Lee statue - People - Entertainment - theage.com.au
  3. ^ cbs5.com - Bruce Lee Fans Aim for Hong Kong Statue
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