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Bruce Lee's iconic yellow jumpsuit fetches $100,000 at Hong Kong auction

Anna Lee, vice-chairman of Spink auction house, holds Bruce Lee’s original yellow jumpsuit he wore in “Game of Death” during an auction preview in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. It’s part of a collection of 14 items including clothing and props going on the block on Thursday. Lee died in 1973, before the movie was finished. Spink estimates the suit will fetch 250,000 to 300,000 Hong Kong dollars ($32,250-$38,700). (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 05, 2013 - 6:59 PM

HONG KONG - The yellow jumpsuit worn onscreen by martial arts legend Bruce Lee in the movie "Game of Death" has sold at a Hong Kong auction for $100,000.

The yellow suit with black stripes down the sides went to an unidentified telephone bidder at Spink auction house's Thursday night sale.

It was part of a collection of 14 items of Bruce Lee memorabilia that raised more than 2 million Hong Kong dollars ($258,000).

The suit was one of two Lee commissioned from his Hong Kong tailor for "Game of Death." The selling price of 780,000 Hong Kong dollars ($100,000) was about triple the auction house's initial estimate.

Lee died in 1973 at the age of 32 before he could complete the film, which was released posthumously in 1978.

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