Bruce Lee, the world-renowned martial artist, and actor met an untimely death in Hong Kong in July of 1973. He was found dead in the apartment of his mistress, Betty Ting Pei.
His death shocked his global audience, as he was the picture of perfect health and was only 32 years old when he passed.
Investigations found his death to be a result of a hypersensitive reaction to the prescription painkiller, Equagesic, but many believe that something more sinister was taking place.
Various theories about his death range from getting murdered by Chinese gangsters to getting poisoned, family curses, and voodoo.
With so much mystery around his death, it’s no wonder that people have created all kinds of theories to explain his death.
Here are the ten creepiest facts and conspiracies about the death of Bruce Lee.
10 His Business Partner Lied
Lee’s business partner, Raymond Chow, attempted to obscure his death’s location to avoid a scandal. Lee died in his lover’s apartment, but with a reputation as a straight-edge teetotaler, this needed to be covered up.
To preserve his image, Chow lied and told the press that Lee had died walking through his garden with his wife, Linda.
When it was discovered by a reporter days later that Lee died in his mistress’s apartment, conspiracies erupted about his death’s mysterious circumstances.
9 He Had Previously Taken Similar Medication
Even though Lee’s official death report cites an allergic reaction to the prescription painkiller Equagesic, it is known that Lee had previously taken similar medications and suffered no reaction.
He also didn’t have any other symptoms of an allergic reaction like inflamed or itchy skin near the mouth or in the throat.
This makes it highly unlikely that Lee suffered an allergic reaction and cast doubt on the official government report.