Originally posted by Whatthehell?
OP that is the dumbest story yet.
Bruce was like other guys in Hollywood at the time. He was using hash brownies to relax and have sex. Some of the guys brought some back from Nepal
that was supposed to be extra strong. Bruce was one of those athletes that had a bad reaction to the stuff. A track star died from the same
The hash is what caused his brain to swell and the reason cannabis was found in his system. He'd been banging actress Ting Pei since '72 and was
with her when he had his last reaction and died in her bed.
They covered it up for the fans and for the sake of Bruce's family. Had it been shown that he took anything illegal then the million dollar
insurance policy on his life would have been void.
He was a cool guy, but he chose to believe a drug guru showbiz doctor in Los Angeles (and some of his actor buddies) over the specialists in Hong Kong
who told him that he was risking his life by playing around with the stuff.
After he passed out and nearly died in May '73 the doctors said that they figured he wouldn't listen to them and the next time they saw him he might
be dead before they could help him. That prediction turned out to be correct.
WoW.. sorry to pop your bubble.
There has NEVER been a single documented death caused by hashish ingestion.
Not a single one ever recorded by any Dr.
No Dr. today would ever state somthing as blatantly incorrect as that.
BTW I used to correspond with Dan Inosanto ( Bruce's close friend who took over his schools in CA).
Bruce Died in Angela Mayo-ying's apt ( mayo_ying was an actress and they were discussing a script.
Bruce developed a severe headache, mayo Ying gave him ASPIRIN which may or may not have contributed to a ruptured blood vessle in his brain.
he died in his sleep.
Stories of foul play surrounded Bruce's death because his LAST film was Game of Death, where he played a charachter who was a martial arts movie
star, and the charachter faked his death after a failed hit, to avenge attacks from the mob.
( The "hit scene" was actually a clip from an earlier Lee Movie but in Game Of Death, the blankes were exchanged for "real" bullets.)
In a very strange coincidence, Brandon ( Lee's son) died in a very bizzar similar incident on a set.
Bruce was an incredible gifted martial artist, wonderful friend to many, and a huge civil rights activist.
Edited to add:
Bruce taught (and founded) JKD whioch he taught to westerners, not Wing Chun.
Wing Chun is a traditional Gung Fu style Bruce originally learned from Master Yip Man.
When bruce came to the US, ( contrary to the Dragon Movie) his schools focued on his own interpretation of martial arts theory which in some cases
contradicted the lessons taught by traditional masters.
Bruce didnt piss them off by teaching westerners the ancient arts.. he pissed them off by teaching them a BETTER form of martial arts.
JKD surrounds a different perspective than any traditional art ever had.
JKD is also the original Mixed martial art as it contains elements from Gung Fu, Karate, Tai Chi, Muay Thai, and many other martial arts, and does
not cponform to rigid stances or traditional methods of fighting and training.
if you have ever enjoyed the UFC or any MMA event, give a nod to bruce.. he was cross training long before anyone else, and sawe the benifit of taking
what worked and using it as needed from all fighting styles.
[edit on 2-5-2009 by Ninja-san]