The death of Brandon Lee, son of martial artist Bruce Lee, is being compared to Thursday’s incident involving a prop gun and actor Alec Baldwin, which claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The two separate cases, which happened decades apart, are being linked to the death of Jon-Erik Hexum, who also had a similar and fatal incident.

Who was Brandon Lee?

Brandon Lee was born on February 1, 1965, and aspired to become a celebrity from a young age like his father and martial artist Bruce Lee, who died at a young age in 1973.

The father-son duo, according to media reports, often trained and practiced martial arts together. The family, however, had to keep moving between the United States and Hong Kong due to Bruce Lee’s career.

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However, Brandon Lee did not stop practicing the art after his father’s death. The family moved to United States’ Lon Angeles, where Brandon continued to train alongside Richard Bustillo, Dan Inosanto and Jeff Imada.

Before moving on to his dream of being an actor, Brandon moved to Boston and went to Emerson College to round up his education. Lee, who was 28 years old when he died, starred in films and television projects, which included ‘Kung Fu: The Movie’, ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo’, ‘Legacy of Rage’, ‘Rapid Fire’ and ‘Laser Mission’.

Brandon died in March 1993, while filming “The Crow” in North Carolina. A prop gun, which was being used in a scene, was not unloaded after a close-up shot that focused on the bullets, and filled with blanks. 

The police investigation concluded that part of one of the cartridges’ bullets broke away from the cartridge and became lodged in the gun, which was then fired alongside the blank.

After the death of Halyna Hutchins on Thursday, Lee’s family wrote on his Twitter account, “Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on “Rust”. No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.”