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"The Last Dragon"

Bruce Leroy's Bro

Dies in NYC

10/11/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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 (Bruce Leroy) says family members believe O'Brien had been in failing health recently.

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As TMZ first reported ... O'Brien survived two gunshot wounds just over a year ago in Harlem. Police arrested a suspect who was charged with attempted murder.

O'Brien was 41 years old.

Story developing ...

27 COMMENTS

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tiffany glass    

it really makes me sick when people get information incorrect and I am not one to play the race card but with tmz it always happens withinfo about black celebrities.... Taimak played Bruce Leroy not Sho'nuff makes you wonder how accurate the rest of the info is here sometimes if you get the smallest thing incorrect. The actor that play sho'nuff has also passed away.

720 days ago
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MEME    

May he R.I.P, that is one of my favorite movies. And Taimak played Bruce LeeRoy not Sho'Nuff. TMZ staff needs to fact check before they post.

720 days ago
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Jamie    

I don't see anything that says Taimak played Sho'nuff.

720 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

How sad. R.I.P Leo

720 days ago
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lbs    

RIP Leo...may you find your eternal resting place an oasis of pleasure...

720 days ago
6.

anon    

R.I.P. Mr. Leo O'Brien.

720 days ago
7.

Woot    

I'm sorry, Lee. Rest in peace, baby.

720 days ago
8.

myopinion    

RIP Leo

720 days ago
9.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

That is very sad. He was a great personality in a great movie.

720 days ago
10.

TiffC    

They should nuke Harlem.

720 days ago
11.

LuckeeD    

R.I.P. Mr. O'Brien. Sad that he had such a rough life these past few years.

LOVED that movie as a kid and had a major crush on Taimak. When he got that glow...oh my goodness! lol

720 days ago
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voiceofreason    

Sadly, Julias Carrey, that did play "Sho Nuff" passed away as well.

720 days ago
13.

Spicy mag    

He was good in that movie.

719 days ago
14.

JOAN JET    

his acting was very natural..he should have went farther.he will be miss.

719 days ago
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CralonSeba    

This guy didn't play sho nuff he played the little b boy brother of Bruce Leroy.

661 days ago

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