posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 12:33 PM
Bruce Lee, dressed in the traditional Chinese outfit he wore in the movie 'Enter The Dragon', was laid to rest on July 20, 1973. But long before his
sudden and tragic death at the age of 32, rumors were rife throughout Asia that he had been dead for months. According to one source, Hong Kong Triads
had killed Lee because he had refused to pay them protection money. Another claimed that he had been drugged by a former sensei who resented the fact
that he taught martial arts to foreigners. Many Chinese people believe that Lee was the victim of his own rigorous training regime, while others cite
drug abuse as the cause of his demise. It is even claimed by some cynics that Lee faked his death and that he is merely waiting for the right time to
return to society.
The most popular story printed in the Hong King press suggested that the American Mafia had killed Lee. After completing the film 'The Green
Hornet', Lee was approached by Mafia agents who wanted him to become the first Asian star in Hollywood. Bravely, Lee refused and returned home to
Hong Kong. In the aftermath, it is alleged that humiliated Mafia bosses signed Lee's death warrant and hired a professional assassin. An interesting
postscript to this story claims that Lee's son Brandon, also a martial arts actor, was "accidentally" shot dead after he found vital information
about his father's killer.
Perhaps the most outrageous theory regarding Lee's death is that a prostitute killed him in a fit of panic. If the story is to be believed, Lee had
taken a powerful aphrodesiac which had caused him to become very violent during sex. Fearing for her life, the prostitute reached out for the nearest
heavy object - a glass ashtray - and struck Lee on the skull. He would never wake from the resulting coma.
Countless documentaries, books, magazine articles and websites (one need only google 'theories bruce lee's death' to know im right) purported to
tell the "true" story of Bruce Lee's death. As far as the people of Hong Kong are concerned, the facts surrounding Lee's passing have never been
revealed, and probably never will be...