One of the most gifted and beloved martial arts actors was Bruce Lee, considered by many as the most influential martial artist ever. However, he unfortunately died at a very young age due to a terrible accident. So, how did Bruce Lee’s death occur?
Lee was 32 when this happened and it all came suddenly: while in Hong Kong, he met with Betty Ting, a Taiwanese actress, to look over the script of an upcoming movie they were working on together. Bruce Lee started to complain of a headache so Ting offered him a pill of Equagesic, a painkiller containing both aspirin and a muscle relaxant.
Bruce Lee’s headache continued to bug him, so he decided to go back home and take a nap. Hours later, after the actor missed dinner, producer Raimond Chow decided to check out what had happened with him and found him unconscious. He called a doctor who tried to resuscitate him but failed – Bruce Lee was dead.
Why did Bruce Lee die, after all? Because of that Equagesic pill, apparently, since it seems that Lee’s body was vulnerable to the muscle relaxant in the pill, without knowing. There was, still, some controversy surrounding his death since investigation showed that there were traces of cannabis in Bruce Lee’s blood – however, everybody denied that it would’ve been possible for the cannabis to be responsible for his passing away and insisted that the Equagesic pill was the real reason.
However , the most mystic people considered that none of that would’ve happened unless Bruce Lee was cursed, and their theory is backed up by the accidental death of his son, Brandon Lee, exactly 20 years later (when Brandon was 28), after he was accidentally shot while filming The Crow.