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Hong Kong's honour for Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was the first star of kung-fu
Kung-fu film star Bruce Lee is to be remembered in Hong Kong with a statue to mark his 65th birthday.

The bronze statue, to be unveiled in November, will honour Lee as "Chinese film's bright star of the century".

Lee fans are being invited to choose their favourite design out of a shortlist of three on the internet.

Lee, who died in 1973 at the age of 32 after suffering swelling of the brain, was born in the US but moved to Hong Kong as a child.

The city's Bruce Lee club, who are funding the statue, originally wanted to set up a museum, but did not have enough money or an appropriate venue.

Classic poses

The three shortlisted designs all feature Lee in his classic poses - all with a bare torso and his signature weapon the nunchaku.

The organisers are hoping the two-metre high statue will become the first statue of Lee on public display in the world.

But there are plans to unveil a statue of Lee in the Bosnian city of Mostar, which could also take place in November.

Lee's wife Linda Lee has been invited to attend the ceremony.

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