Statue of Bruce Lee (Hong Kong)

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Bruce Lee statue
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Bruce Lee's statue in Hong Kong in 2006
Coordinates22°17′38″N 114°10′32″E / 22.2938754°N 114.1755487°E / 22.2938754; 114.1755487Coordinates: 22°17′38″N 114°10′32″E / 22.2938754°N 114.1755487°E / 22.2938754; 114.1755487
LocationAvenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
MaterialBronze
Completion dateNovember 27, 2005
Dedicated toBruce Lee
The statue in 2009, see on the Avenue of Stars

The Bruce Lee statue in Hong Kong is a bronze memorial statue of the martial artist Bruce Lee,[1] who died on 20 July 1973 at the age of 32, created by sculptor Cao Chong-en, and located on the Avenue of Stars attraction near the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui.

History[edit]

The Hong Kong Bruce Lee Club raised US$100,000 for a statue to be erected after pleas to the government to honour his legacy.[2] A 2.5 m (8.2 ft) bronze statue by artist Cao Chong-en was erected along the Avenue of Stars attraction near the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui.[3] It shows a classic 'ready to strike' Bruce Lee pose, as seen in the 1972 movie Fist of Fury. Hew Kuan-yau, a member of the Bruce Lee Fan Club Committee, said, "We want the people to know about the legend of Bruce Lee." The statue was unveiled by Bruce Lee's brother Robert Lee on 27 November 2005, celebrating what would have been Bruce's 65th birthday.

The statue was featured on the tenth leg of the American reality TV show The Amazing Race 17,[4] the tenth leg of The Amazing Race Norge 1,[5] and the third leg of The Amazing Race Canada 2.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Hong Kong's honor for Bruce Lee
  2. ^ Hong Kong unveils Bruce Lee statue - People - Entertainment - theage.com.au
  3. ^ cbs5.com - Bruce Lee Fans Aim for Hong Kong Statue Archived January 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Riquelmy, Alan (November 28, 2010). "Amazing Race 2010: Who got eliminated in the Amazing Race Season 17 Episode 10?". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "The Amazing Race Norge sesong 1: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" [The Amazing Race Norge season 1: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly]. Erik Newth (in Norwegian). Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  6. ^ Adams, Joanna (July 23, 2014). "'Amazing Race Canada' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: To Hong Kong". HuffPost. Retrieved April 1, 2020.

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