This Is How Brandon Lee Predicted His Own Death

Brandon Lee was a promising movie star when his death in 1993 brutally cut his dreams short at age 28. Lee died during an accident while filming the thriller "The Crow," in which he played Eric Draven, a murdered musician who returns from the dead to have his revenge. According to Biography, Lee was filming his death scene when he was shot by a real bullet placed in a prop gun.

In the scene, his character was shot after returning to his apartment. As planned, an actor on the set shot Lee, and he crumpled to the ground. At first, the accident went unnoticed, but Lee never got up, and people noticed there was blood. When the ambulance arrived, it was too late (via Independent). According to History, one month later, the police announced the accident was caused by negligence by the film's crew.

It was not the first tragedy in the family. Lee's father was the martial legend Bruce Lee, who died from a brain edema possibly caused by a painkiller (via History).

Brandon Lee said he would die younger than his father

The tragic death of Brandon Lee shocked the world. However, Lee always had the feeling he would die young. In 2014, his former girlfriend, Shannon Colleary, revealed that he once said that "I'm going to die young. Younger than my dad did" (via Medium).

Sadly, Lee was not wrong. He died when he was 28 old, four years younger than his father had died. Lee was 8 when he lost his father, and he would never get over it. Colleary says that 16 years after his death, the actor still had a VHS tape of his father's funeral in Hong Kong and watching it made him feel vulnerable.

Lee also shared his fears with his friends. In 1992, one year before his death, Lee said something similar to Brad Pitt. "A real, you know, drunk and stony night, and he proceeded that night to tell me how he thought he was going to die young like his dad. And I just chalked it up to, you know, stony 6 a.m. talk. Then he got 'The Crow' the next year," Pitt said during an interview with Esquire.

According to "Celebrity Ghosts and Notorious Hauntings," by Marie D. Jones, Lee had an explanation for his fears. The actor believed his entire family was cursed due to bad business deals his grandfather had in the past.