Film legend's only surviving child back in family home after 35 years It has been almost 35 years since Shannon Lee, the only surviving child of movie and martial arts legend Bruce Lee, set foot inside 41 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong, the former home of the movie star. 'I was four [when I left]. I haven't been back to the house since I lived there,' said Lee, 39, daughter of the late star and his wife, Linda Lee Cadwell. 'It looks pretty different from when I lived there, when it was much more of a house. It had a yard. Now it's kind of concrete and closed off ... that's sort of not charming ... and not just because it is a [love] hotel.' The 'Crane's Nest', the childhood home that for her is filled with many happy memories of herself, her father and her late brother, Brandon, playing in the front area of the house, is no longer the same. It has become a popular love hotel - the Romance Hotel, that while the Post was there, was busy with flashy cars and guests coming and going. 'I only have flashes of memories because I was so young, but certainly one thing I remember about my father was that, he was extremely playful ... It was always a lot of fun,' Lee recalled. 'He taught a lot [of martial arts] to Brandon because he was older. I was only four. I had only informal training.' The filming of a History Channel documentary looking into Bruce Lee's influence gave Lee the chance to revisit her old home. She said that owner Yu Panglin told her he had bought the house from Golden Harvest studio founder Raymond Chow in 1974 for HK$1 million, although it's now estimated to be worth HK$100 million. The cheerful Lee, who spoke to the Post while enjoying a tiramisu at The Peninsula lobby cafe, brushed off suggestions that the Lee family was cursed, given the untimely deaths of both her father and brother. Her father died of cerebral oedema, or brain swelling, after taking a pain killer on July 20, 1973, in Hong Kong, while her brother Brandon was shot dead accidentally on the set of The Crow movie 20 years after their father's death, on March 31, 1993. 'Everybody wanted to link both [deaths] somehow,' she said. 'Everybody was talking about a curse ... but we went through a huge inquest and autopsy. 'They flew in experts from other parts of the world to study ... so it was a very informed process for me. It was the same when Brandon died. We know exactly what happened, exactly what went wrong. Both cases were just terrible accidents. I don't believe there's a curse.' She says she has tried her best to keep her father's legend alive - at least in the heart of her five-year-old daughter, Wren. Lee said that one day her daughter asked her a question out of the blue. 'She asked: 'How old were you when [grandfather] died?' I said: 'I was four, younger than you are'. She kind of thought about it for a minute and she said: 'I wished that he were still alive because I think that I would've liked him'. I said: 'I think you would like him and I think he would've liked you a lot, too'.' Holding her tears back, she laughed. 'I wish my father could've met her. I wish my brother could've met her. He would've been such a great uncle.' Lee, who now heads the charity Bruce Lee Foundation, set up LeeWay Media Group to do more Bruce Lee-oriented productions. 'We want to get him out in front of the younger generation,' she said. 'He's obviously still remembered but we want to keep that fresh among the younger generation.' She said a number of projects were in the pipeline, including ones for TV, new media and the script of a film about Bruce Lee's childhood in Hong Kong produced by action film-maker John Woo and his producer Terence Chang. She also served as executive producer on the recent CCTV series, The Legend of Bruce Lee. 'I feel very inspired to be able to do this for my father. He was a philosopher and a very deep thinker, and he accomplished so much in his short time. 'The way that I can follow my father's footsteps is by being the best me that I can be.'