There would be hardly any person in the world who would not know about “Bruce Lee”. In the 90s, the martial arts king and film actor Bruce Lee, who was called the superstar of the children of every household, died at the young age of 32. However, at the age of 32, this person has achieved that position in the world, which many spend their whole life to achieve.
When Bruce Lee died 49 years ago, he was writing a new chapter of success in martial arts and acting. At the time of his death, he was busy with his Kung Fu school and shooting. When he died in the month of July in the year 1973, he was neither sick nor had any kind of problem. Suddenly his health deteriorated and he said goodbye to crores of fans and this world.
Bruce Lee’s death mystery solved
Many stories are famous about his sudden death. Some people believed that Bruce Lee was murdered by Chinese gangsters, while some believed that his ex-girlfriend was behind his death. It was said that Bruce Lee’s old girlfriend had poisoned him. One of the reasons for his death has also been believed to be heatstroke. Amidst all these rumours, the real cause of Bruce Lee’s death remained a mystery even after so many years, but now after 49 years it seems to be solved for the first time.
In fact, according to a recent research, scientists claimed that the cause of Bruce Lee’s death was not a disease, but his life was lost by drinking too much water. According to the study, his body had become a victim of hyponatremia due to drinking excessive amounts of water, taking certain medicines and drinking alcohol. In the condition of hyponatremia, due to increase in the amount of sodium in the body, its amount in the blood becomes unbalanced.
Researchers argue that Bruce Lee used to take more liquid things in his diet and used to mix marijuana i.e. hemp in that liquid diet or protein diet. Due to marijuana, his thirst increased further and he used to consume more water. Apart from this, he also used to take alcohol and many types of pain killers, due to which his kidney was damaged.
Used to take liquid in diet
Bruce Lee used to take more liquid in his diet, it has also been mentioned in a book written on him. It has also been said in that book written on him that on the day he died, he was drinking water again and again. Apart from this, according to the report of New York Post, Bruce Lee’s wife Linda Lee Cadwell also told about her liquid diet of “carrot and apple juice” in one of her interviews.
Today it has been 49 years since Bruce Lee said goodbye to the world. But even after so many years of his death, his fame has not diminished. Even today, when it comes to martial arts, Bruce Lee is definitely remembered.
In the year 2013, an exhibition was started in Hong Kong’s HK Heritage Museum remembering him. This exhibition lasted for five years. During this, 600 things related to Bruce Lee were displayed.
Documentary made in memory of father in 2012
Apart from this, in the year 2012, remembering her father, Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee has also made a documentary on him. The name of this documentary is ‘I am Bruce Lee’ and in this he has been described as the father of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Bruce Lee’s daughter said in an interview to BBC while releasing this documentary that, “My father used to keep his ideas about being a perfect fighter of martial arts, adding philosophy to it and teaching it in a belated manner.
Maybe even before him, some people thought of mixing one or two styles of martial arts, but my father really did the work of taking it to the common people.
Why was Bruce Lee called the father of martial arts?
Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, at the Chinese Hospital in Chinatown, San Francisco, China. He is called the most dangerous and best martial artist in history. But do you know why he chose to learn martial arts. Actually there is something to be said behind this.
Bruce Lee’s childhood was spent in Hong Kong. In his childhood, he used to beat other children while playing. Due to which his friends formed a group by mixing some friends and started beating Bruce Lee everyday.
Troubled by being beaten everyday and coming home injured, his mother one day sent Bruce Lee to the great martial artist Ip Mann to take him for training. It was he who recognized this talent of Bruce Lee and gave him martial arts training.
After the training was over, he was sent to America for further studies. There Bruce Lee started teaching Kung Fu for the first time at the age of 18. He completed his university studies with the help of the money he used to get from Kung Fu. However, the Chinese people living there did not like his teaching kung-fu to the American people. The Chinese living in America said that it was a crime to teach martial arts to non-Chinese.
Wong defeated Jack-Mann
Because Bruce Lee was teaching kung fu to non-Chinese, he was challenged by Wong Jack-Man, a well-known Chinese American fighter of that era. Bruce Lee also accepted his challenge and the fight started between the two. It is said that Bruce Lee’s speed was so fast that he defeated Wong Jack-Mann in one and a half minutes.
Bruce Lee’s speed was estimated when during a fight in the year 1962, he delivered 15 punches and a kick one after the other on his opponent. This feat was done by Bruce Lee in just 11 seconds.
It is said that his speed was so fast that while shooting a film, the shoot had to be slowed down 34 frames. So that the audience does not feel that Shashak, who is doing martial arts on the screen, is only acting.
Bruce Lee had gained a lot of fame in his 32 years of life. As such, all his films were excellent, but the names of his special films are ‘The Good and the Ovious, The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, Way of Dragon and Inter the Dragon’. He had worked in more than 20 films only at the age of 18.
In an interview given to the BBC about Bruce Lee’s martial arts, his daughter Shannon says, “He developed his own separate art of martial arts in his life. He called it Jeet Kune Do.”
He always considered himself a martial artist before actor or writer. He considered simplicity, simplicity and freedom paramount in his art. Freedom from the old and traditional ways was the basis of his art.”
According to the BBC, even after five decades of death, Bruce Lee’s name does a business of $ 5 million a year. Although this amount may seem less in comparison to other stars of today’s era, but the person who has said goodbye to the world 49 years ago, to be remembered even today is the biggest achievement of one’s life.