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Bruce Lee May Have Died From a Heat Stroke

Postby Bill on Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:08 am

Bruce Lee may have died from a heat stroke, new book claims

What happened on the day martial arts expert and Hollywood star Bruce Lee died in 1973 at age 32? Matthew Polly may have an idea.

Nearly 45 years after the film and fighting legend's sudden demise, the American journalist has published an intensive biography titled “Bruce Lee: A Life.”

Polly interviewed over 100 people associated with Lee, including friends, family, colleagues, as well as his widow Linda Lee Cadwell and their daughter Shannon Lee.

While the official cause of Lee’s death was listed in his autopsy report as cerebral edema possibly caused by a sensitivity due to a painkiller called Equagesic, Polly suspects it was actually a heat stroke that may have taken down the kung fu idol.

“The key to understanding Bruce Lee’s death is that he collapsed 10 weeks before and almost died of the very same thing,” Polly explained to Fox News about his theory.

“On May 10, 1973 he walked into a small dubbing room on one of the hottest days of the month. They turned off the air conditioner to avoid ruining the soundtrack. He immediately overheated and got dizzy.

"He left the room and still collapsed to the ground. He got back up and when he walked into the heated room, he collapsed again and started violently convulsing. They got him to the hospital and the doctors suspected his brain was swelling… And so the first collapse looked exactly like a case of heat stroke.”

Cadwell herself told the Los Angeles Times in 1998 Lee’s death was caused by a brain swelling due to hypersensitivity caused by an ingredient found in Equagesic. However, Polly insisted Lee’s final moments during a fiery heat wave in Hong Kong mimicked more the symptoms he experienced before.

“At the time there were dozens and dozens of rumors — that he was poisoned, that ninjas got to him, that someone put a death touch on him,” said Polly. “There’s no evidence of a cover-up. My conclusion is heat stroke… It’s a very common killer of young athletic men.”

Polly claimed that a couple months before the first incident, Lee had the sweat glands in his armpits surgically removed.

“He didn’t think they looked good on screen,” said Polly. “It was his job to look good on screen. [But] that would have made it harder for him to dissipate heat.”

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Re: Bruce Lee May Have Died From a Heat Stroke

Postby wiesiek on Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:31 am

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Re: Bruce Lee May Have Died From a Heat Stroke

Postby Trick on Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:10 am

Armpit sweat glands don’t look good on screen? Would this new information put BL in the light of him mostly being an poser? Or that he where tying with plastic surgery to compensate his not too high level acting somehow .........I think his passing where drug related.......Or maybe he actually where killed by rival martial artist, by a burning palm(heat stroke) :)
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Re: Bruce Lee May Have Died From a Heat Stroke

Postby Peacedog on Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:38 am

Heat stress incidents are weird. While they are largely a problem for the obese, children and the elderly, young and thin guys can have problems with it too. And once someone has a problem with it, it seems to be a recurrent one.

I'd say his death was probably heat stroke and/or drug related as was previously mentioned.
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Re: Bruce Lee May Have Died From a Heat Stroke

Postby Fa Xing on Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:51 am

Makes sense, TBH.
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