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"The Last Dragon" Bruce Leroy's Bro Dies in NYC 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.
R.I.P. LEO



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Reply #1 posted 10/11/12 8:49am

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damn.. I remeber him getting shot in Harlem last year.. He was cool dude. also owned a bodega in the Harlem

RIP Leo rose

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Reply #2 posted 10/11/12 8:50am

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This cat was fairly young wasn't he?

R.I.P. sad

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Reply #3 posted 10/11/12 8:56am

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Graycap23 said:

This cat was fairly young wasn't he?

R.I.P. sad

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Reply #4 posted 10/11/12 10:51am

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Rip Leo

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Reply #5 posted 10/11/12 11:02am

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‘The Last Dragon’ star Leo O’Brien dies at age 41

Had been shot in Harlem last year

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 11:06 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 1:21 PM
Stars of ‘The Last Dragon’ Taimak Guarriello, left, and Leo O'Brien, right,  film 'I've Seen Things’ on 135th St. in Harlem  in 2011. O’Brien died at age 41 Wednesday morning.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/dragon-star-leo-o-brien-dies-article-1.1180688#ixzz290yXZbBh

Leo O'Brien, a star of the cult classic "The Last Dragon," died in New York on Wednesday at age 41, family and friends said.

The cause of death was not released. His friend and former castmate, Taimak Guarriello said only, “He’s been having a little problem.”

"He's been through a lot of tough times," Guarriello said. "It's unfortunate."

O’Brien, who was trying to put his checkered past behind him and resurrect an acting career, was shot three times in Harlem a year ago after an argument with an acquaintance.

“I’m a fast healer — kind of a mutant,” he told the Daily News at the time. “I’ve been told if this happened to someone else, they’d be dead.”

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Leo O'Brien in 'The Last Dragon'

After hearing about the shooting last September, Guarriello reached out to O’Brien, visited him in the hospital and rekindled their friendship.

The two began filming a short indie flick a month later, their first collaboration since the 1985 martial arts musical produced by Berry Gordy.

RELATED: 'THE LAST DRAGON... IN HARLEM

O’Brien — who ran several businesses after a string of arrests that landed him in jail for eight years — was cast as a charming Harlem gangster.

The movie has not been released, but Guarriello said he had hoped to include O'Brien in other upcoming projects.

"He was very talented," he said. "It wasn't like he lost his talent."

In “The Last Dragon,” Guarriello played the lead character, Bruce Leroy, and O’Brien played his charismatic little brother, Richie.

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Leo O' Brien of 'The Last Dragon' with daughter Sharoya Russell in hospital.

"This is a movie that touched a lot of hearts and he was wonderful in it," said Guarriello.

"I think people should remember him as the talent that he was," he said. "He was a sweetheart and he had a good sense of humor."

Guarriello said he learned of his pal’s death from O’Brien’s son, Drew, who mourned his father on Facebook with the message: “R.I.P to my father Leo Obrien. You will be dearly missed. I love you.”

mfeeney@nydailynews.com



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/dragon-star-leo-o-brien-dies-article-1.1180688#ixzz290yGFHbI
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Reply #6 posted 10/11/12 3:37pm

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Rest In Peace dove rose Mr. O'Brien

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Reply #7 posted 10/11/12 4:42pm

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sad dove RIP

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Reply #9 posted 10/12/12 12:15am

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Geez eek . I was just watching "The Last Dragon" not too long ago neutral

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Reply #10 posted 10/12/12 8:08am

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America Has Money, Quit Lying
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Reply #11 posted 10/12/12 7:27pm

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RIP

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Reply #12 posted 10/13/12 4:57am

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Japanese ...

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Reply #13 posted 10/14/12 5:38pm

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sad rose

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Reply #14 posted 10/15/12 7:18am

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Damn... sad

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