Message from Jim Kelly’s lifetime partner

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 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.

Marcia Bentley-Kelly

Update 07/05/13

The love you have showed Jim, I and his daughter will NEVER be forgotten. I appreciate all the kind words more than you will ever know. - Marcia Bentley-Kelly




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