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Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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Bruce Lee

Born in the year of the dragon, Bruce Lee grew to become one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century. His action films sparked the first major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West. Though Lee spent countless hours training and improving his physique, he was also a philosopher and avid reader. He collapsed while working on his final film Enter the Dragon and died a short time later. To what has Lee's sudden death been attributed? More...
Omar Mariani
Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016 8:07:48 AM

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Rumors were rife throughout the Orient that he had been wounded or killed in fights.

When Lee died, speculation abounded as to the cause. The rumors ranged from Lee being killed by Hong Kong triads (gangsters) because he refused to pay them protection money - —something that was common for Chinese movie stars to do at that time —to his being killed by an angry martial artist's dim mak (death touch) strike. Some people claimed Lee was cursed—he had just bought a house in Hong Kong that was supposed to be haunted—or that he had died while mking love to actress Betty Tingpei, or that he had angered the Chinese martial arts community by teaching foreigners, and that he had been killed in a challenge match.

Many Chinese believed Lee was the victim of too much gum Ilk (intensity) in his training, while others cited drug use as the cause for his sudden demise. Still others believed that Lee's fate was sealed at birth, that it was in the stars. And, finally, there are those who think Lee's death was staged, and that he is merely waiting for the right time to return to society.

The facts of the case are this: Lee died after falling into a coma. The coroner's report was inconclusive, and medical authorities came up with five reasons for Lee's untimely death. However, they all agreed that it was caused by a cerebral edema (a swelling of the brain caused by a congestion of fluid). But what caused the edema became a matter of speculation. For the most part, the course of events on that fateful July day in 1973 can be pieced together. According to Lee's wife, Linda, Bruce met film producer Raymond Chow at 2 p.m. at home to discuss the making of Game of Death. They worked until 4 p.m., and then drove together to the home of Betty Tingpei, a Taiwanese actress who was to also have a leading role in the film. The three went over the script at Tingpei's home, and then Chow left to attend a dinner meeting.

A short time later, Lee complained of a headache and Tingpei gave him a tablet of Equagesic—a kind of super aspirin. Apart from that, Lee reportedly consumed nothing but a couple of soft drinks.

At around 7:30 p.m., Lee lay down for a nap and was still asleep when Chow called to ask why he and Tingpei had not yet shown up for dinner as planned. The actress told Chow she could not wake Lee. The ensuing autopsy found traces of cannabis in Lee's stomach, but the significance of this discovery is debatable. Some believe the cannabis caused a chemical reaction that led to the cerebral edema, but the coroner's inquiry refutes this theory. In fact, one doctor was quoted as saying that the cannabis being in Lee's stomach was "no more significant than if Bruce had drunk a cup of tea that day."

Dr. R.R. Lycette of Queen Elizabeth Hospital viewed Lee's death as a hypersensitivity to one or more of the compounds found in the headache tablet he consumed that afternoon. Although his skull showed no injury, his brain had swollen considerably, from 1,400 to 1,575 grams. None of the blood vessels were blocked or broken, so the possibility of a hemorrhage was ruled out. All of Lee's internal organs were meticulously examined, and the only "foreign" substance to be found was the Equagesic.

Chow came to the apartment and could not wake Lee either. A doctor was summoned, and he spent 10 minutes attempting to revive the martial artist before sending him by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. By the time he reached the hospital, Lee was dead .
Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016 9:58:57 AM

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Truth of Bruce Lee's Death

There was a great deal of speculation at the time of Bruce Lee death, but it appears that he died from a reaction to Hashish he had gotten from Nepal in combination with a muscle relaxant that he took for an ongoing back problem and a prescription pain pill given to him from a friend. The Hashish was uncut and very toxic.

Several weeks before, Lee had been admitted to the hospital with seizures and high temperature. The doctor believed the seizures were caused by the small amount of pure Hashish that he had chewed. Linda Emery Lee, his wife, confirmed that he did occasionally use small amounts of it to help relax. Because Lee’s weight was down significantly, and he had less than 1% body fat, this created further problems. Fat in the body helps to absorb toxins, so they don't hit the vital organs all at once. Lee was warned to not use the Hashish again, or it could kill him.

Upon returning to the States, Lee saw physicians there and was given a clean bill of health. This may have given him a false sense of security about using Hashish again.

His symptoms just prior to death would be the common reactions to a Hashish reaction. Around the time of his death, he was nearly 20 pounds below his ideal weight. With so little body, any drugs could not be absorbed by excess fat to limit damage. There were some other problems with the release of findings since two countries' officials, and insurance companies were involved as well. Officials may have also been concerned that the young fans of Lee would begin to take the dangerous drug in order to emulate the man.

Top 5 Myths About Bruce Lee's Death

Myth 1: Killed by Chinese Triads

Myth 2: Killed by Martial Arts Followers

Myth 3: Murdered by Italian Mafia

Myth 4: Poisoned by Betty Ting

Myth 5: Killed by a Prostitute

Bruce Lee Death Curse Carried On

Brandon Lee, Bruce’s son, became an actor and built a successful career. He died in a bizarre filming accident while filming “The Crow” at the age of 28. His death sparked rumors and theories about there being a Lee family curse.
Rahul Goyal
Posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016 1:25:12 PM

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Even Bruce Lee died young at the age of 33.
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:47:19 AM

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I don't think that Bruce Lee died for cannabis, the amount of cannabis was small.

Cannabis is being treated in several countries for medical treatment

Always consult a doctor before using marijuana with medicine.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:58:39 AM
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