Sunday, 5 December 2010

Bruce Lee

(November 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973)
I've been holding off for a bit in doing this post on the suspicious death of Bruce Lee, precisely because of its importance to myself and others. Those who know my reputation and style know that I put a lot of research into what I cover and uncover. So I wanted to make sure that I provided due service and diligence to this story. What I find most infuriating about his death is the concerted and orchestrated effort to smear facts and evidence with the absurd horse-shit that Bruce Lee and his son Brandon's death was because of some 'ancient Chinese' curse. Well, if that is true it must be the same one that afflicted the Kennedy family as well right? Well, when one examines the evidence in both cases, they come away with no mystical curses, but first-degree murder deployed through covert means.

If Bruce Lee could be summed up in one single word it would be Intensity. It's how he lived his life in totality, which matched his Chi. Lee's Chi could be as tranquil and deep as a lake, or raging, with the ever-rising destructive force of a Tsunami. Controlled force dispersion that flows can only come from tapping in Chi that has been trained and assimilated. Bruce Lee was a consummate martial artist who voraciously sought out and learned any martial art regardless of who or where it was developed. He often schooled others to educate themselves to distil and incorporate the essential and beneficial, and reject that what isn't of practical use or value in everything. He was an innovative trailblazer who devised new ways of empirical fighting comprising all these methods. He promoted healthful lifestyle and invented a novel electro-muscular stimulation invention, that was later co-opted, and now used regularly in the field of physical rehabilitation. He encouraged people to seek the balance and harmony in all and how fluid the energy of life is when viewed in the totality of Yin and Yang. To encompass this internally, to view the world subjectively and recognise ones part in it as a small piece of a universal whole. He studied Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and many other Eastern and Western philosophies which he incorporated as valuable components that advanced him as a human being. His vision and persona both resurrected and inspired Chinese and Asian pride worldwide. He was fiercely independent and intolerant of the inane and superficial, he forged his own path and defied convention. When he was ordered by Gung Fu sifus to specifically never teach foreigners he did so anyway after winning a fighting challenge.

Bruce Lee, much like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and John Lennon all represent the extra-ordinary individual. This I define as someone who excels so well at what they do, that it is near divine in scope, range and effect. Because of this humble, yet magnificent power, it attracts and influences many people. It inspires one to transcend themselves, and see things on a bigger screen which in turn becomes a threat to the assumed elite. You see they prefer their livestock to be docile, stupid and uninspired, creatively neutered and fed a steady diet of base desires, hatred and death. This extra-ordinary personality electrifies, and those who are touched by their works are changed significantly. The powers that be can't tolerate people who encourage that in their slaves, for it will eventually cause dissatisfaction and ultimate resistance. The diabolical gangsters know you better than you know yourself and refine their techniques to accommodate your attempts to escape mentally. The extra-ordinary person represents the near-messianic super-hero who can't be co-opted and must be eliminated.

Bruce Lee's Chi force is alive with ferocity when you saw him in films and exhibitions and it captivated people full-stop. He was nurtured by the martial arts, and in turn cultivated its growth exponentially. He practised, innovated and refined techniques that became super-human such as punching so fast that he could land 9 two-fist punches within 1 seconds time. From his formative Wing Chun training with Ip Man, Lee utilised the 'one-inch' punch, which was literally delivered within a one-inch space from an opponent with sufficient chi power to send them sprawling backwards flat on their arses.

The medical diagnosis of his untimely death on July 20, 1973 was discerned as a cerebral Oedma. Although his skull showed no injury, his brain had swollen considerably, from 1,400 to 1,575 grams. None of the blood vessels were blocked or broken, so the possibility of a haemorrhage was ruled out. Medical examination did however discover some small bruises on his left temple running up to the brow ridge.

On the day of his demise, Bruce was at Raymond Chow's home to discuss and plan the film the Game of Death. Afterwards they travelled to actress Betty Tingpei's flat to continue going over the script, where Chow departs eventually for a scheduled dinner. Shortly, Lee complains of a headache and Betty Tingpei gives him a tablet of Equagesic, which is a combination drug composed of Aspirin and Meprobamate. Meprobamate is a potentially toxic muscle relaxant, overdose symptoms include: drowsiness, sluggishness, unresponsiveness, or coma; loss of muscle control; severe impairment or cessation of breathing; or shock. Death has been documented with ingestion of as little as 12g of Meprobamate and survival with as much as 40g. A likely cause of Bruce Lee's death was an overdose of Equagesic followed by a chemical which triggered a cerebral Oedma. An introduction of a highly toxic dosage of the drug Indomethacin can produce a fatal cerebral Oedema and produce secondary acute renal failure. At 7:30 PM Bruce lay down for a nap and soon slipped into unconsciousness. Raymond Chow returns to Betty Tingpei's flat after she tells him that she could not awaken Bruce from his unconscious sleep-like state. Chow is unable to awaken Lee and calls a doctor who then spends 10 minutes attempting resuscitation, finally calling an ambulance. Lee dies before the ambulance's arrival and he is subsequently pronounced D.O.A. at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Bruce Lee was truly one of a kind martial artist, the only two who come close now would be Tony Jaa and Jet Li in my estimation.

20 comments:

  1. Good call HHQ, I meant to post this one up myself at some point.

    Another of those family curses, like three Kennedys.

    Lee was the sort they fear, a shining light with a growing platform.

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  2. Thanks mate, there'll be a second part I'll be doing next on his son Brandon. The fact that his son was murdered corroborates the targeted death of his father. There are no curses when there are conspiratorial criminal acts that can be proven.

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    1. But you haven't proven anything with regard to Bruce Lee being murdered.

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  3. Another father/Son Coincidence perhaps would be Tim and Jeff Buckley???
    I've always been suss on that one.
    A13

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  4. he developed the one inch punch? Sorry mate his teacher Ip Man and wing chun in general would be responsible for that... developed the one inch puch hahaha! nice report for the rest - great work!

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    1. maybe Ip Man "invented" it but Bruce developed it. There are different meanings of develop;
      1. to bring out the capabilities or possibilities of; bring to a more advanced or effective state.
      2. to cause to grow or expand
      3. to elaborate or expand in detail
      4. To tell a prick to stop mocking if he doesn't know the difference between inventing and developing. The White man James Naismith invented basketball, but the African American "Developed!" basketball.

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  5. I stand corrected and you are correct, although I could do without the mocking semi-derisive tone. I am quite able to adapt and admit to any off-the-mark information and correct it civilly which I have done. The crux of the post however deals with his suspected murder which I hope was not lost on you. Remember Bruce Lee's quote from the film Enter the Dragon? "Do not concentrate on the finger or you will miss all of the heavenly glory!"

    Cheers for the catch.

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  6. Can you say more about the conspiracy surrounding his death? Were the drugs (the package) he was given altered secretly before he took them?

    I don't quite see the controversy surrounding his death.

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  7. I can't say if there wasn't any toxin added to the Equagesic, or if he wasn't simply given an overdosage of the medicine. I need a proper toxicology screening for that, and it wouldn't hurt to have a background run on Ms. Ping and her finances before and after the incident. Finances and background connections reveal quite a lot in cases such as these. She would be a primary person of interest, as she was the last to see Lee alive. It is also possible that a deadly compound was administered in or on a glass of water.

    I'm sorry that you fail to see how there's suspicion in his untimely demise. I am not the authority on the case or the man, but I am versed in the ways and methods of covert murder. If I did not feel there was merit to warrant this post as thus I would have omitted it for lack of evidence. The evidence may be circumstantial but I believe that the totality of it all is convincing. If you truly do not see any malfeasance in this case I would implore you to carry out additional research on your own. If you uncover anything of value I would be happy to post it here.

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    1. I think you should also be looking into his widow and what she may know. Linda Lee Cadwell is a very suspiscous character. Raymond Chow, also, a very suspiscous character. I wouldn't trust either of them as far as I could throw or kick em'!

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  8. I am very glad I found this blog. It has been 40 year since Bruce Lee's death, and even though he passed 2 years before I was born I am very fond of his work and his legacy.

    Honestly, to me there is one, glaring thing that sticks out about Mr. Lee' death: the amount of time it took for Betty Tingpei to react.

    According to their account, Betty Tingpei tried to rouse Mr. Lee before Raymond Chow came back from his meeting, but she couldn't. She neither called in a doctor right then, nor did she get him to a hospital; she waited until Mr. Chow called and simply told him that she couldn't get him up.

    I am neither a Forensic Scientist nor an investigative journalist; however, I do find it odd that a person who found someone virtually in a state of unconsciousness wouldn't react immediately. This was before the age of cell phones, but she was a star in her own right; surely she had a land line or quick access to a phone, so why not call for help? He was the biggest star in Hong Kong at that time, so it surely wouldn't have seemed like an overreaction. Why not call for an ambulance, just in case? Was it because she needed that time to cover something up? It's something I've always wondered...

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    1. Yes, and if you had a friend who had a near-fatal collapse just a few months before, wouldn't you move your butt?

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  9. I am very glad I found this blog. It has been 40 year since Bruce Lee's death, and even though he passed 2 years before I was born I am very fond of his work and his legacy.

    Honestly, to me there is one, glaring thing that sticks out about Mr. Lee' death: the amount of time it took for Betty Tingpei to react.

    According to their account, Betty Tingpei tried to rouse Mr. Lee before Raymond Chow came back from his meeting, but she couldn't. She neither called in a doctor right then, nor did she get him to a hospital; she waited until Mr. Chow called and simply told him that she couldn't get him up.

    I am neither a Forensic Scientist nor an investigative journalist; however, I do find it odd that a person who found someone virtually in a state of unconsciousness wouldn't react immediately. This was before the age of cell phones, but she was a star in her own right; surely she had a land line or quick access to a phone, so why not call for help? He was the biggest star in Hong Kong at that time, so it surely wouldn't have seemed like an overreaction. Why not call for an ambulance, just in case? Was it because she needed that time to cover something up? It's something I've always wondered...

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  10. You are correct in your questioning Tee, why wait indeed. Jimi Hendrix was also murdered, and his girlfriend at the time (Monika Dannemann) did something very similar and waited quite a while before notifying emergency medical services. Alex Constantine broke the story of Hendrix's murder, and you can read about it here: http://www.constantinereport.com/allposts/the-jimi-hendrix-political-harassment-kidnap-and-murder-experience/

    I too was deeply inspired and influenced by Lee which is why I ran this mini investigative post on him. It was my way of honouring and paying that back to him, however small it may be.

    Cheers.

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  11. i read where he died of mercury poisoning.

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  12. Maybe the illuminati killed him

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  13. It just occurred to me this very minute, so am tossing it out there: in Fist of Fury, Bruce Lee's character is killed in the end by gunfire. In real life his son is killed on a movie set with a gun (the evidence is very compelling that this was murder); FOF also has Lee's teacher murdered by poison. Is it coincidence that this one film has the possible real-life 'coincidences'? If the murder-via-poison is true, then it seems like the murderers of the father and son used FOF as their inspiration. On tangent, I was reading the history of that time, with the madman Mao on the loose. His Red Guards (teenagers) would torture, murder and even sometimes eat their own teachers. Mao said, "Peking should be more violent" and other instructions. My point is that if Bruce Lee had lived, he would have gone head to head with the Red Chinese authorities. He didn't back down from the Triads and it's possible he would have been a huge voice against Red China, much like John Lennon became against war, etc. Is it possible that the Red Chinese gov. (who are associated closely with gangsters, as are of course all big governments) see Lee's rising star and initiate a study "hm, what should we do about him?" Also, remember he was shattering a lot of the myths of martial arts, and not only Hong Kong teachers were feeling the heat, but the Mainland as well. Whether these groups (all or some) were involved is moot, considering that they collectively shot themselves in the foot, because Lee was a symbol for China, and I wonder if the power 'elite' were not able to see that?

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  14. Part 2 (just posted a few minutes ago, and just remembered this)... I recall a doctor who said that he also had multiple organ failure, in addition to the swelling. If this is true, would this point to poisoning?

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  15. btw, I spent nearly a year in Mainland China, and do you know that a lot of the people there think Mao was a good guy ... and they don't know what happened in Tiannamen Square... for example I knew a young lady who had a medical degree and just taking her law degree (she was sort of spoiled, which is the reason her parents could fund her education when she found out that medicine was not for her) and when she mentioned (in English) that the 'Cultural Revolution' was a good thing. That's just brainwashing, and of course that's worldwide... but thinking of triads and big government and their control of film industry: it's possible that Lee was murdered because of the threat to the film industry. The triads tried to control him, he just blew them off. So in addition to 'saving face' they also had the financial motive. At the time, they probably saw that his films would've destroyed their competing films at the box office. But in the end they didn't save face at all, but showed everyone the cowards they are. If Lee had figured out the poisoning, judging from his personality he could have just openly challenged the triad's best fighter. Now that would have really been embarrassing. As we know, while Lee had a lot of positive traits the one trait that was very detrimental was that there was not a friend that could tell him to slow down. Maybe there were such friends in the States; maybe they did tell him to take a break via letters/phone calls. If there were such friends (either in HongKong or America) we could have only hoped that they tell him face to face, with tough love, to slow down. But like Elvis, he seemed to have a lot of sycophants. Maybe I'm reading too much into that; maybe Elvis and Bruce did have real friends, but they were just too hard-headed to listen.

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  16. Just saw a Bruce Lee documentary and saw a Bob Marley documentary shortly after (not intentionally)but I noticed such a similar persona and even facial gestures on both these aliens...just throwing it out there.

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