Untimely Father and Son Deaths - John F. Kennedy and son John F. Kennedy, Jr., Bruce Lee and Son Brandon Lee

Introduction:

Both men fought for understanding through the career outlet in which they pursued. John F. Kennedy's inspirational role was played out in politics; and Lee's faithful journey was accomplished through martial arts.

This article details the similarities that both men endured in their lifetime.

John F. Kennedy and son John F. Kennedy, Jr.,Bruce Lee and Son Brandon Lee

John F. Kennedy and son John F. Kennedy Jr.,   at the White House in 1963. ,Bruce Lee and Son Brandon Lee a standard publicity style promotional photo.
John F. Kennedy and son John F. Kennedy Jr., at the White House in 1963. ,Bruce Lee and Son Brandon Lee a standard publicity style promotional photo. | Source

John F. Kennedy And Bruce Lee

Image of Bruce Lee and John F. Kennedy
Image of Bruce Lee and John F. Kennedy | Source

John, Jackie, and the Connallys Dallas Texas Friday November 22, 1963

In the Presidential Limousine Seconds Before the Assassination.
In the Presidential Limousine Seconds Before the Assassination. | Source

John F. Kennedy And Bruce Lee Had More In Common Than One Would Think.

John F. Kennedy flourished in politics. His ability to eloquently deliver Inspirational and motivational speeches made him the 35th President of the United States.

The Death of President Kennedy

Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime and arrested that evening. Until this day many believe that Kennedy’s assignation was the result of a conspiracy.


Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, and actor. Lee's ability to aptly display his personal concept of action carried out through the wisdom of compassion, makes him a legendary action hero of peace and understanding.

The Death of Bruce Lee

On 20 July 1973 Lee passed away. Lee's battle with ongoing seizures and severe headaches, left doctors baffled, others speculate allergic reactions to pain killers. Lee's death has been noted as a mysterious conclusion.


Both men fought for the same understanding through the career outlet in which they pursued. John F. Kennedy's inspirational role was played out in politics; and Lee's faithful journey was accomplished through movies and martial arts.

Bruce Lee Drawing Martial Arts

Art of Bruce Lee
Art of Bruce Lee | Source

Kennedy Quote

Image J.F.K. Photo next to the ocean and quote.
Image J.F.K. Photo next to the ocean and quote. | Source

Kennedy Quote

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

-John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address

Bruce Lee's Inspiration

J.F.K. Jr. and Brandon Lee, Like Father Like Son

Image of J.F.K. and Brandon Lee
Image of J.F.K. and Brandon Lee | Source

JFK Junior Salute John F Kennedy Funeral

JFK Junior Salute John F Kennedy Funeral
JFK Junior Salute John F Kennedy Funeral | Source

Following In Dad's Footsteps

J.F.K. and Bruce Lee, both had sons that were following in their father's footsteps.

In the 80’s John Jr. worked for the New York City Office of Business Development serving as a deputy director of the 42nd Street Development Corporation in 1986.

It was said that John, enjoyed acting and that during that time; he made appearances in a variety of plays while attending Brown University. Due to family influences John did not go on to pursue a steady career in acting.

In 1989, Kennedy received a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law. Struggling through the grueling bar examined third time was a charm, in July of 1990 Kennedy mobed on as a prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office for four years.


Kennedy was asked numerous times by the public if he had plans to pursue a career in politics as his father had. Kennedy’s vague response indicated to the media that perhaps he would follow into his father’s footsteps eventually.


1995, Kennedy and New York public relations magnate Michael J. Berman founded George Magazine, which published news about politics. The first release featured Supermodel Cindy Crawford. The magazine discontinued in 2001.

The Death Of John Jr.

On July 16, 1999, Kennedy, his wife Carolyn, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette perished in a plane crash in route to attend his cousins wedding.

On July 21, Kennedy’s body along with his wife and sister-in-law were recovered from the ocean floor by Navy divers.

On the morning of July 22, their ashes were scattered from the Navy destroyer USS Briscoe off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

Brandon Lee, attended high school at Chadwick School, eventually he Lee received his GED in 1983 at age 18, and then went to Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, it was there that he majored in theater. A year later, Lee moved to New York City where he went on to further his studies in acting at the well-known Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. Other inspirations in Lee’s life came from

American New Theatre and the majority of Lee's martial arts skills came from his father's prime students, and best friends.

The Death OF Brandon Lee

Lee died of after an accidental gunshot wound on set of The Crow, on March 31, 1993 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Brandon Lee was 28 years old,

Brandon Lee's Movie The Crow

Image of Brandon Lee, from the movie, 'The Crow'
Image of Brandon Lee, from the movie, 'The Crow' | Source

Brandon Lee Is Buried Next To His Father

Lake View Cemetery Burce Lee and Son Brandon Lee's burial site.
Lake View Cemetery Burce Lee and Son Brandon Lee's burial site. | Source

AmbassadorCaroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy, next Ambassador to Japan
Caroline Kennedy, next Ambassador to Japan | Source

Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee
Shannon Lee | Source

The Daughters of Kennedy and Lee.

Kennedy and Lee's legacy still lives on through the ongoing commitment of their daughters.

Kennedy's daughter Ambassador Caroline is an attorney, writer, and editor who serves on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations. Caroline is known as an inspiration among women and children.

Lee's Daughter Is a proud mom and the CEO of Bruce Lee Enterprises (a global licensing company), the CEO of Leeway Media (a production company), and President of the Board of Directors for the Bruce Lee Foundation.

Shannon travels around the world speaking to schools and educational groups. She also continues to sing, as shown in the movie about her dad, 'Dragon The Bruce Lee Story' where she plays a lead singer at a gathering. Shannon continues to work on camera and write.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very interesting. Influences in my life for sure.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks Eric!

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