History’s Greatest Mysteries – The Death of Bruce Lee

History's Greatest Mysteries

I have been watching every episode of History’s Greatest Mysteries so far. I’ve always been fascinated by the unknown and theories about what might actually have happened when mysterious events have taken place. This series has covered a few great mysteries spanning from the Bermuda Triangle to the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Rosewell, and the Hunt for DB Cooper. Of course, some of these subjects are more interesting than others. But most of them have that in common that they discuss the actual events and theorize what might have happened. There’s usually no conclusion of any kind.

But in the case where the death of Bruce Lee is investigated. The might actually be some new evidence come to light that at least I haven’t heard about before. It’s Bruce Lee’s brother Robert Lee that initiates a new investigation with the help of a retired detective in Hong Kong. He digs into the case and doesn’t seem to leave any stones unturned. Of course, the official cause of death has always been that Bruce was allergic to aspirin and died after taking a painkiller for his headache. However, this might not necessarily be the case. There are a lot of other theories coming and going over the years. Foul play is one of them. Was Bruce Lee actually murdered?

The investigator thoroughly goes through each and every theory and rules them out one by one, including the official cause of death that has been established so many years ago as fact (more or less). There are quite a few theories about a murder from a different point of view, spanning from producers to the criminal triad organization. It’s very interesting to take part in all these theories and watch how the investigator tackles the facts.

But it’s also a very interesting insight into Bruce Lee’s life. I have seen a couple of documentaries before but there was still much news about him on a personal level in this episode. About his temper and his ambition to be the highest-paid actor in the world. About some injustices that he suffered early in his career and how he eventually became an icon. Today he’s almost a myth! And there’s actually a conclusion about the cause of death to be found here. I’m not saying that the official cause will be altered but in my mind, the conclusion made here does make much more sense.

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