Bruce Lee’s death: Martial arts superstar and director Bruce Lee was reaching new heights of fame in 1973. His next film ‘Enter the Dragon’ marked the first time a Chinese-American actor played a lead role in a Hollywood film. A month before the release of the blockbuster film that catapulted him to new heights of stardom, Bruce Lee died under mysterious circumstances in Hong Kong at the age of 32. Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Laurence Fishburne will unravel the mystery on the 49th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death. ‘The Death of Bruce Lee’ airs this Wednesday, July 20 at 9 PM on History TV18.
That evening he complained of a headache, took pain medicine, went for a nap and did not wake up again. The world was shocked by the fear of many rumors and conspiracies related to the sudden death of Bruce Lee. It became the biggest news of the time. The official cause of Bruce Lee’s death was a reaction to aspirin, but his brother Robert Lee was not happy with it. Can this common drug used in everyday life end the life of an extraordinary person?
The show explores every possibility to get to the bottom of the truth, the truth behind the reasons why Bruce Lee, world famous for his extraordinary strength, speed and skill, always sleeps. From famous fights and challenges on film sets to fights with the people running Hong Kong’s underworld, this documentary brings to you the unique truth about this fighter’s astonishing life.
Watch the trailer of this documentary here.
If someone was behind Bruce Lee’s death, what was his motive and who wanted to harm him? The documentary reconstructs the events of that night and explores the truth by examining his autopsy report, toxicology report and witness statements, as well as unseen documents. The documentary also includes interviews with people from the world of show business and the underground mafia, police officers and medical experts.
First published: 18 July 2022, 17:51 IST