Leo O’Brien, Bruce Leroy’s Little Brother In The Last Dragon, Dead
Sad news for fans of the cult favorite film The Last Dragon. Actor Leo O’Brien, most famous for playing Bruce Leroy’s little brother, Richie Green, in the aforementioned movie, has passed away at 41 years-old, reports TMZ.
Leo O’Brien, one of the stars of “The Last Dragon” … has died in NYC, TMZ has learned.
Leo played Bruce Leroy’s little brother Richie Green in the 1985 cult classic film.
Details surrounding O’Brien’s death are unclear … but law enforcement sources tell us the actor passed away Wednesday morning, and an autopsy is scheduled for today.
Leo’s ‘Dragon’ co-star Taimak (sho ’nuff) says family members believe O’Brien had been in failing health recently.
A little over a year ago, O’Brien was shot multiple times in Harlem in a dispute over a chair but survived his injuries. Interestingly, O’Brien is the brother of Master Gee of pioneering rap group the Sugar Hill Gang, according to the New York Daily News.
Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA has a remake of The Last Dragon, which was produced by Motown’s Berry Gordy, in the works.
Rest In Peace Leo O’Brien. Watch The Last Dragon below.
MORE ON HIP-HOP WIRED!
• Wired 25: The 25 Coolest Jews In The Game