Yes I know it's a real shocker.
I heard the news this morning and I didn't believe it at first, but it is true. Martial arts film legend Jim Kelly died yesterday at the age of 67. The cause of death is as yet unknown.
His ex-wife Marilyn Dishman confirmed the news on Facebook.
I can go on and on about Kelly and what he meant to me and so many others who grew up watching his films, revelling in his talent, his grace and his undeniable swagger. But actions speak louder than words.
So with that, here he is from Three The Hard Way (which I still consider the ultimate blaxploitation film) doing what he did best.