NEW YORK – According to the New York Daily News, Leo O’Brien, star of the cult classic film, “The Last Dragon,” died on Wednesday morning at the age of 41.
According to reports, the autopsy was inconclusive, but the medical examiner’s office is awaiting toxicology results.
Last year he told the New York Daily News that he was shot three times in Harlem, but was trying to recover from his past and revive his career, and his friendship with castmate Taimak Guarriello.
After hearing about the nearly fatal shooting, the pair rekindled their friendship and began shooting a film where Leo was cast as a Harlem gangster.
“He was very talented,” Taimak said. “It wasn’t like he lost his talent.”
“I think people should remember him as the talent that he was… He was a sweetheart and he had a good sense of humor.”
Information from Eurweb.com and The New York Daily News contributed to this report.
Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American