The wife of late Bruce Lee is something above just being the widow of the ‘King of Martial Arts’. Linda Lee Cadwell is a former American kindergarten teacher, writer, and a martial arts enthusiast herself.
Linda Lee Cadwell- Early Life, Education
Cadwell was born as Linda Emery in 1945 March 21 to Vivian and Everett Emery in Everett, Washington, United States. She has a Swedish, Irish and English descent that came from her parents.
In the beginning, she studied at Edmond Meany Jr. High for her high school education. However, later she moved to Seattle and joined Garfield High School, Washington. Although she also enrolled for graduation at the University of Washington, she did not complete that.
It was several years later that Linda Lee further pursued her graduation in political science. Additionally, she had a degree in teaching which led her career towards becoming a kindergarten teacher.
Linda Lee Cadwell- Marriage to Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was a college student at the University of Washington when the two met for the first time. As Bruce visited the High School Linda was attending for a Kung Fu demonstration, the girl’s enthusiasm towards Kung Fu got them closer.
Linda Emery married Bruce Lee in the August of 1964. Their son Brandon Lee was born in 1965. And four years later, Linda gave birth to Shannon Emery Lee, their daughter in 1969.
Linda Lee was having a happy family with her husband and two children until the death of her husband in July 1973. The sad part is, her husband left her alone to bring up their infants. At the age of 32, Hollywood star Bruce Lee died due to the heat stroke.
Caption: Linda Lee Cadwell with her late husband Bruce Lee and children
Linda Lee Cadwell- Later Life
Linda did and is still doing all she could to keep up her late husband’s works. In the process, she even wrote her first book ‘Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew’ which she published in 1975. Similarly, her second book ‘The Life and Tragic Death of Bruce Lee’ was published in 1989.
Linda had her children follow the same path that their father led. Her son was a martial artist and actor. Brandon played Laser Mission (1989), Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), Rapid Fire(1992), and The Crow (1994). Brandon Lee was killed in a shooting accident during the shoot of “The Crow”. He was only 28 then.
Ever since Linda has her daughter Shannon by her side. Shannon also followed her father’s footstep into becoming an actress, producer, businesswoman, and martial artist. Shannon chairs the Bruce Lee Foundation and serves as to spread Bruce Lee’s philosophy about life and Martial Arts.
Linda Lee married Tom Bleecker between 1988 and 1990. Then she married her present husband Bruce Cadwell in 1991, who had attended High School with Linda. Bruce Cadwell himself is a writer and had helped Linda write about her late husband Bruce Lee.
Linda Lee Cadwell- Net Worth
Her net worth estimates around $10 million. We are still unsure how much she holds on behalf of her late husband.