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Richmond man known as ‘Kung Fu Grandpa’ passes away at age 54

Richmond man known as ‘Kung Fu Grandpa’ passes away at age 54
Posted at 9:38 PM, Aug 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-18 23:42:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A man who put a smile of millions of faces with a viral video of himself practicing kung fu moves has passed away.

Thomas Bell, also know a "Kung Fu Grandpa," died on August 14 at 54 years old.

Tom Bell aka

Tom Bell aka "Kung Fu Grandpa" and Mark Holmberg.

You may remember Bell from a viral video practicing his moves with nun chucks in a Henrico Food Lion parking lot. CBS 6's Mark Holmberg also did a piece on Bell in 2013.

Kung Fu Grandpa became Internet sensation as his nun chuck skills received over 10 million YouTube views across the world.

Bell leaves behind wife Kytrenna and two children, Angela and Chris.

Here is the original video of "Kung Fu Grandpa."