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Thirteen Items Belonging to Kung Fu Legend Bruce Lee to Be Auctioned in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (REUTERS).- Thirteen items belonging to the late kung fu legend Bruce Lee, including a hand-written letter and a fur-lined coat, are set to go under the hammer in Hong Kong at the weekend. Among the items to be sold in what is thought to be the largest auction of Lee memorabilia in Hong Kong to date is the fur-lined costume jacket, which was made for Lee’s film “Game of Death” and worn by him in 1973, just before he died of a reaction to medication. Other items include a letter written in 1966 to Taky Kimura, a friend in Seattle and fellow kung fu instructor who was best man at Lee’s 1964 wedding. “Actually I think the most important, the best item, is the three-page hand written letter by Bruce Lee,” said