Brandon Lee 'The Crow' incident (lost death footage of actor; 1993)

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The late Brandon Lee.

Status: Lost

The Crow is a 1994 action/horror film directed by Alex Proyas and starring the late Brandon Lee in his first and final lead performance. The film follows a man who's brutally murdered and then comes back from the dead with supernatural powers.

During production in 1993, Brandon Lee was on the set filming an action scene. In the middle of a stunt, a gun that was loaded with blank cartridges suffered a malfunction. The spent blank casing from an earlier shot was jammed into the barrel. Upon using the gun again, the second blank went off and propelled the cartridge from the earlier shot forward, which hit Lee. He was rushed to the hospital and died later that day.

His death was caught on camera and was allegedly destroyed under the insistence of the director. However, some of the cameramen claim otherwise, including one who even claimed to own a copy of the death footage. This footage has never been released or seen, and no legitimate stills from the footage have been found either, which suggests that these claims may be fake.

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