Bruce Lee, a legend of kick-off cinema, died unexpectedly on July 20, 1973 in Hong Kong. The official cause of death, which was pronounced by the experts, was cerebral edema.
However, new research suggests that Lee’s death was due to “the inability of his kidneys to excrete excess water.”
Bruce Lee’s death – research
The study, conducted by a group of kidney specialists in Spain, was published in the Clinical Kidney Journal. The authors say Lee, who was 32 at the time of his death, had “multiple risk factors for hyponatremia,” an abnormally low blood sodium concentration. Researchers cite the actor’s “chronic fluid intake”, marijuana use (which increases thirst), and documented factors that may have interfered with his kidney function, such as prescription drugs, alcohol consumption, and organ trauma.
This throws an interesting light on the whole matter. It is worth noting that over the years, a lot of theories have accumulated around the mysterious death of the cinema legend. Some fans even claimed that Lee was murdered.