Marcia Bentley-Kelly, Jim Kelly’s lifetime partner of 33 years and wife, just made the following statement on martial arts film icon Jim Kelly’s Official Facebook page:
I am Jim’s lifetime partner of 33 years and wife. Jim was a great guy whom I loved and he loved his fans. Jim was proud to have helped popularize martial arts and see the sport grow over the years. He was a loving husband, avid tennis player and actor. Jim lost his battle with cancer and I would like to personally thank you all for your continued prayers and support. Please take a few minutes to celebrate and honor the life of someone who has battled cancer. You may make a donation to the American Cancer Society on Jim’s behalf by going to http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/Events/MosaicofHope?pg=fund&%3Bfr_id=9910&%3Bpxfid=1447080. Please help educate and fund cancer research.
Jim was a true legend who lived life with honor, truth, and integrity. Prior to his death he enjoyed interacting with his fans though Facebook, Twitter and his Official website. Jim is going to be deeply missed. He is survived by his daughter Sabrena Kelly-Lewis and grandson.