Interesting Facts about Bruce Lee

facts about bruce lee

Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong and American actor, martial artist, philosopher, filmmaker, and also the founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. He was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Hong Kong. Bruce Lee birth name was Lee Jun-Fan. In 1941 he had his first role as a baby in the film, “Golden gate girl”. During 1956 he was transferred to St. Francis Xavier’s College where Brother Edward guided Bruce Lee, a teacher of the boxing team.

When he turned 16 years old, he trained Wing Chun, under the Wing Chun teacher Yip Man. By the time Bruce Lee was 18 years old, Bruce Lee had appeared in twenty films. In April 1959 Bruce Lee’s parents sent him to the United States for a better career, he moved to Seattle for completing his high school education. Lee opened his first martial arts school, named the Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, in Seattle. In December 1960, Lee completed his high school education and received his diploma from Edison Technical School on Capitol Hill in Seattle. In August 1964, when Bruce Lee was 24 years old married Linda Emery. Bruce Lee had two children in 1965 Brandon Lee and 1969 Shannon Lee.

Years passed, and he made a lot of hit movies and was known for his excellent martial art. On May 10, 1973, Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong at age 32 from a brain oedema possibly caused by a reaction to a prescription painkiller. The problem started two months ago when Bruce Lee was re-dubbing the movie “Enter the Dragon”, once during the recording session he fainted, and he was also complaining of a severe headache and seizures, it was the sign of trouble.

After having a checkup doctor told him that he diagnosed with cerebral oedema, in this condition, the person had excess fluid in the brain, causing swelling and pain. After having a treatment, Bruce Lee was feeling better, and his symptoms were no more for the time. Later he went to Hong Kong to meet producer for discussing his new movie. One day Bruce Lee met his mistress Betty Teng Pei at her apartment it was around 6 pm Bruce Lee’s business partner, Raymond Chow, arrived. The three of them scheduled to meet Lazenby for a celebratory dinner, but before they left, Lee complained of a headache. Betty gave him one of her prescription pain medications, which contained aspirin. Lee told Chow to go on without them. He went to lie down on Betty’s bed as his head was severely paining.

After two hours later, Betty came back to her apartment. She tried to wake Bruce Lee. When she failed to wake him up, she called Chow at her residence in a panic. He came as soon as possible, but till that time Bruce Lee was already passed. To avoid a scandal, Chow called an ambulance and transported him to the nearby hospital, where doctors tried whatever they could on his lifeless body and declared him dead at 11:30 pm. But when an intrepid reporter uncovered the truth three days later, everyone believed that Betty has killed him. The government did a lot of investigating wasn’t able to find any clue, but they got a reason that he was allergic to aspirin. Without any other option, the announcement made that he died from the pain medications. But it wasn’t right because there weren’t any different reactions to the allergy.

The experts were so focused on what had happened on July 20 that they failed to consider earlier evidence adequately. Several months before his death, Lee had an operation to remove the sweat glands from his armpits, because he thought dank pits looked terrible on-screen. Because of that, he might have died of heat-stroke as he collapsed once before while working. But still, it is a mystery.