Do you remember this little kid from the famous movie, 'The Last Dragon?' Leo O'Brien also played in New Jack City and could be seen rapping with Mario Van Peebles. It is very sad to hear the news that he has just passed away, after surviving health issues from a few gunshot wounds. These tragedies among those once famous kids among Hollywood celebrities just won't stop. One after the other, every year, we continue to hear of young stars who touched our hearts on the big screen dying before their time.
According to MailOnline, Leo O'Brien was shot in the stomach and arm by a friend. It's mighty funny how those we call our friends become our worst enemies. He was treacherous to shoot him three times, cry and then run off without saying why he did it. Isn't that just like a coward? He had to be very jealous of him to do such a thing. It seems like there is a possibility that this friend was doing a favor for some illegal dealer in the street, in exchange for money. According to NYDailyNews.com, O'Brien had been in jail, but was trying to put his past behind him and continue his acting career. His friend, Taimak Guarriello who also played in 'The Last Dragon' with him and other films, remembers him well and witnessed his recovery while visiting in the hospital.
May Leo O'Brian rest in peace. He was only 41 years old.