How did Bruce Lee die?

Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 and died on July 20, 1973 at the age of 32 from a brain aneurism. It happened before the appearance of his last movie, Enter the Dragon.

His Death
Bruce starred in the movie “Enter the Dragon”, produced by Warner Brothers, which has been the most successful martial arts training movie in history. In fact, his hand moves were too  fast, so the camera speed would have to be adjusted.

On July 20, 1973, Bruce had a bad headache and was given a prescription drug Equagesic. Right after taking it, he fell into a coma and couldn’t be revived. After that, a coroner’s inquest concluded that he had a serious allergic reaction to at least one of the ingredients in the analgesic. This kind of reaction caused a growth in the cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, and he died forever that same day when he was only 32.

Bruce Lee and his wife Linda Emery had two children Brandon and Shannon. A memorial wedding ceremony was held in Hong Kong, was presented by over 25,000 people. Bruce also wore  the firt Chinese outfit he had ever used in Enter the Dragon. Of course, a smaller ceremony was also held in Seattle, Washington in which his body is buried. James Coburn, Steve McQueen, and his brother, Robert Lee are pall bearers.

Early Life
Bruce Lee was born at the Chinese Hospital, in San Francisco‘s Chinatown on 27 November 1940. He was born not only in the hour of the dragon but also in the year of the dragon. According to tradition, this was a strong and fortuitous omen for a life that would also have great influence on other people.

His dad was a comedian and also an actor, and his parents were visiting an opera company when he came to be. Just after his birth, the family moved to Hong Kong in which he lived till he was 18 years old. When he was a child, he acted in more than  20 movies and attended La Salle College in 1952.

When he fought with a gang on the street and lost then, he started studying Wing Chun under Sifu Yip Man. His own skills improved quickly. Since then, he never lost a fight. Since there was too much violence in Hong Kong, his parents made a decision to send him to California to get a better  education.

After living in San Francisco for a short while, he moved to Seattle, in which he went to Edison Technical School. To help  himself, he became a waiter at a Chinatown restaurant and trained martial arts in a park.

In 1963, he decided to open two martial arts studios. One year later he gave a demonstration of his own skills at the Global Karate Championships in Long Beach, California. He showed his “One Inch Punch,” that is a punch which helps prevent an inch from the opponent’s body, followed by a different punch that can push an opponent backward quite a few feet into the air.
Jay Sebring, who handled the “Batman” TV series was really  impressed that he could put him in contact with Batman’s producer, William Dozier. Dozier invited him to do a screen test in Los Angeles. Finally, he acted a part on the Green Hornet TV series at the age of 24. At that time, he spent most of the time developing his own martial arts style which is known as Jeet Kune Do. It is also called “The Way of the Intercepting Fist.”

Movie Career

In 1970, Bruce went to Hong Kong with his own son, Brandon. There he played a part on a movie called The Big Boss. People say that it was really a huge success and made his fame very big overnight. After that, he appeared in Fist of Fury, associated with Way of the Dragon, which he starred in as well as directed. He demonstrated his nunchaku skill by using a couple sets at the same time, and also this became his own trademark weapon.