Did Bruce Lee, the legendary martial arts figure famous for saying, “Be like water, my friend,” die from drinking too much water? In a recent research paper, a team of Spanish renal specialists advanced this theory.
On the day of Lee’s death, the newspaper reports that he visited the home of his friend Betty Ting Pei, with the producer Raymond Chow .after spending a few hours alone and using marijuana. After some water intake around 7:30 in the evening, he complained of a headache and dizziness Lee took Equagesic, Equagesic includes a combination of aspirin and meprobamate. Meprobamate is an anti-anxiety drug that, according to the newspaper, Pei administered an Equagesic pill to Lee and sent him to the bedroom to rest.
The report claims that Pei discovered Lee unconscious two hours later. Lee was taken to a local hospital where he was declared dead after a doctor on call attempted CPR in vain.
The story moved forward with the autopsy, which stated, “The date was July 20, 1973. Cause of death: cerebral edema, likely triggered by an excessive intake of aspirin.”
It further stated that toward the end of his life, Lee sipped juices and ate a diet that included several well-known brands, both of which contributed to hyponatremia. He was still presenting a harsh exterior at the moment, but Betty Ting Pei, a Taiwanese actress who had fed him, was sleeping when he passed away.
Bruce Lee married Linda Emery, his American college friend. Bruce Lee and Linda had two children. When Lee died suddenly on 20 July 1973, his breakthrough film “Enter the Dragon”, in which he starred, was released several weeks later. “Game of Death,” the film he was working on, was released six years later, using some footage with a lookalike after he passed away.