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Brandon Lee told Brad Pitt he was going to die young before tragic accident on film set

Brandon Lee told Brad Pitt he was going to die young before tragic accident on film set

Bruce Lee's son predicted his own death a year before it happened

Brad Pitt once recalled the time Bruce Lee's son, Brandon, made an eerie prediction that he was going to die young just like his father a year before his tragic death.

Lee died in 1993 at the age of 28 while filming a scene for movie The Crow, where his character is supposed to be shot and killed.

The way the scene was supposed to play out was Lee's character walks into his apartment and is shot dead with a revolver as he enters.

The gun used in the scene was a real revolver which had been loaded with dummy rounds made from converted live ammunition where the special effects crew had removed the powder from the bullet.

However, the crew had not taken the primer out of the bullet and during filming one of the rounds had been fired and become lodged in the gun barrel.

When the time came to film the scene the gun was loaded with blank charges, which contained powder and primer but no bullet and was not properly checked, meaning the bullet lodged in the gun barrel was not spotted.

Brandon Lee in The Crow, the movie where a tragic accident killed him at the age of 28.
Miramax Films

Because of this when the gun's trigger was pulled, it fired the bullet out of the gun with almost as much power as if it had been loaded with a live round.

Lee was hit and fell backwards instead of forwards as he was supposed to in the scene, and didn't get up when the director yelled 'cut'.

The crew initially thought Lee was joking or still acting but soon realised something had gone terribly wrong and he was rushed to hospital, where doctors were unable to save him.

Brad Pitt made the revelation that Lee had predicted to him he would 'die young' during an interview he, Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino did for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood with Esquire.

Later on in the interview, Pitt opened up about an experience he had with Brandon where he had unknowingly predicted his own death one year out.

Brad Pitt said Lee told him a year before he died that he thought he would die young.
Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images

In the movie, Pitt plays a stuntman who at one point ends up in a fight with Bruce Lee, leading him to mention the conversation he had with Brandon when asked whether he had any 'six degrees of weirdness' in Hollywood.

Pitt said: "I remember back in the early days I hung out with Brandon Lee. He drove a hearse and lived in Echo Park.

"We went out one night and everyone else had peeled off, and we ended up back at his place and it was like six in the morning.

"A real, you know, drunk and stony night, and he proceeded that night to tell me how he thought he was going to die young like his dad.

"And I just chalked it up to, you know, stony six a.m. talk. Then he got The Crow the next year."

Featured Image Credit: Miramax Films Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Brad Pitt, TV and Film