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Brandon Lee's Sister Pays Tribute to Late Brother on His Birthday

"I am so grateful I got to have you in my life as long as I did," Shannon Lee writes.
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"I am so grateful I got to have you in my life as long as I did," Shannon Lee writes.

Shannon Lee paid tribute to her late brother, Brandon Lee, on Saturday, on what would have been the actor's 55th birthday. 

Brandon Lee, son of late martial arts legend and actor Bruce Lee, was killed while filming The Crow in March 1993. 

"Brandon, when I’ve been thinking about you lately, I’ve been remembering how beautiful you were. You were funny and smart, and generous and warm and fun. I am so grateful I got to have you in my life as long as I did. Happy birthday. I love you. xShannon," his sister wrote on a Twitter account dedicated to her father. 

Brandon Lee died after being accidentally shot while making The Crow. He was 28. Bruce Lee died in 1973 at the age of 32 from an allergic reaction.

Brandon Lee was once offered the chance to play his father on film, but the young actor said in an interview he felt it would have been wrong.

"I was a little scared by the whole thing, really," Brandon Lee explained then. "It's strange to play your own father, you know? I couldn't really wrap my mind around it."

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