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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kim Tai Chung,Korean actor and martial artist, died from internal stomach bleeding at 68..

Kim Tai Chung , also known as Kim Tai Jong or Tong Lung, was a Korean born taekwondo practitioner martial artist actor and businessman died from internal stomach bleeding at 68. Kim is perhaps best known as Ghost Bruce Lee in 1986 martial arts film No Retreat, No Surrender.

(12 February 1943 – 27 August 2011)

Acting

In 1970s, Kim played Bruce Lee’s character Billy Lo in 1978 martial arts thriller film Game of Death his first Hong Kong film debut, along with Yuen Biao (who performed the acrobatics and stunts), Kim played Lee's character so well that the producers used him again a few years later.
In 1980s, Kim played Bobby Lo in 1981 film Game of Death II alongside Hwang Jang Lee, Roy Horan, To Wai Wo and Lee Hoi San.
After Game of Death II, Kim returned to Korea and playing Master Bruce in 1982 film Jackie vs. Bruce to the Rescue (also known as Fist of Death) along with Jackie Chang (look like Drunken Master film star Jackie Chan), and another Korean film Miss, Please be Patient, it was released in November 1981.
In June 1985, Chinese film producer Ng See Yuen was looking for an actor to play ghost Bruce Lee in 1986 martial arts film No Retreat, No Surrender his American debut and final film, which marked the film debut of Belgium martial artist actor Jean-Claude Van Damme as Ivan the Russian. Kim played Bruce Lee to training Kurt McKinney's martial artist.

Retired from acting

After No Retreat, No Surrender, Kim returned to Korea and retired from acting at the age of 43 and became a businessman.
In 2008, Kim made a rare public appearance in Korea as part of a screening of Miss, Please be Patient, which had originally been released in 1981. Kim had played a leading role in that film.

Death

On 27 August 2011 [2], Kim has died of internal stomach bleeding at the age of 68. [3]


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