Shannon Lee thanked her late father, Bruce Lee, and her late brother, Brandon Lee, for showing her “what it is to feel safe and loved” in a recent essay.
About the essay: Lee’s essay was published by People on her father’s 50th death anniversary on Thursday. The 54-year-old actor expressed gratitude to both her brother, who died on the set of “The Crow” in 1993 following a gun prop accident, and her father.
“Baba, Bran, there is nothing I could tell you that you don’t already know. But as I am often reminded, the telling isn’t for anyone other than myself. So 30 and 50 years later, what do I need to give voice to so much so that otherwise my soul might not be quite as free?” her essay starts.
She thanked both men for teaching her “what true bravery is — the courage to be yourself, to admit your mistakes and grow, to share your soul with the world, to pursue what you love, to fiercely protect those who need protection, to work hard, to strive for peace, to be ever optimistic, and to fully live.”
“Thank you for teaching me that nothing is ever lost, just transformed,” Lee also wrote. “It took me a long time to understand and trust that we are connected just as strongly now through the energy that you shared with me and all you’ve touched.”
Bruce Lee’s death:
The martial arts legend died of cerebral oedema, or a swelling of the brain, on July 20, 1973
, at the age of 32. Last year, kidney specialists from Spain claimed that he might have died from drinking too much water
Paying tribute: Lee and her daughter, Wren, also paid tribute to their father and grandfather, respectively, in an Instagram post on Thursday as they reflected on the icon’s legacy 50 years after his death.