Freak death

Freak death

Joined: December 5th, 2007, 1:05 am

January 2nd, 2018, 3:58 am #1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Dale_Oen

Just like BL this guy was in top physical form and yet he died at 26.

Extreme case but it could happen.

I don't think Bruce and Brandons death were murder , besides the triads could've easily killed Brandon as a kid , why wait 20 (!) yrs to kill him ?
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Joined: January 17th, 2014, 1:19 am

January 2nd, 2018, 7:25 am #2

Who believes that Bruce Lee was in "top physical form" when he died? 32-year-old five foot seven & half men who weigh less than 125 pounds are probably not in the best of physical condition. Whether his decline in health was the result of poisoning, cortisone abuse or whatever other reason will be debated as long as Bruce Lee is remembered.
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Joined: November 12th, 2015, 12:52 am

January 2nd, 2018, 11:05 am #3

It's also worth noting that Bruce was under incredible stress around the time of his death. His hectic work schedule for trying to get so many projects off the ground no doubt took a toll on his health and social relationships.
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Joined: July 24th, 2015, 3:19 am

January 3rd, 2018, 1:40 am #4

Bruce was under incredible stress during the making of ETD. But around the time of his death he was finally enjoying some time off for the first time in about 7 months.
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Joined: October 17th, 2017, 5:36 am

January 3rd, 2018, 7:48 am #5

Stress by itself is a killer, and BL was under incredible stress. Not only from his movie work, but he had to be on the alert every day from physical challenges; and if he was ignoring the gangsters, that would be another stress maker. Mental, physical, emotional -- all of it. He was constantly trying to live up to his image. We can only look back and wonder in a parallel universe (btw, three is no proof of such) that when he received the ETD offer, he just said, well I'll take a few months off, and drive around Italy....
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Joined: May 5th, 2016, 10:18 am

January 4th, 2018, 2:14 am #6

After ETD, Lee was even busier, no time-off for him. He was fully occupied with his movie plans,meetings schedule, personal trainings etc. Like Herolung said, he had to also deal with the nonsense from the HK press, constant fight challenges, triads etc. Lee was physically and mentally stress-out otherwise he wouldn't have involved in the famous dispute with Lo Wei and a GH's magazine editor just 1-2 weeks before his death.
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Joined: September 12th, 2011, 9:14 pm

January 6th, 2018, 2:24 pm #7

You all seem to miss and gloss over the most significant "stress" of all, which seemingly also could have played into his demise;
The pressure of the Triads that were after him. This should NOT be taken for granted. Bruce Lee's personality type in HK was very rare. He was absolutely defiant against the organization, even to the point of "well kill me, then."
It was why his family sent him away in 1959. He'd rubbed someone influencial the wrong way and was going to pay-dearly. You don't think it repeated itself in 1972-73? Then you are foolish. And what happened with Brandon? "Revenge," it has been said, "is a dish, best served when its, old... and cold."
With all the mishaps, false info, and nebulous reports around this man's death, it's painfully obvious, a cover-up was implemented. People have bought it, hook, line, and sinker.
Jackie Chan almost met the same fate but had the humility to align himself with authority that could assist in dealing with these issues, and enjoyed a long, stable, career. Bruce was too defiantly arrogant to do so. He destroyed himself.
When you play The Game, it's undoubtedly controlled by those who've 'made the rules', and sometimes you may win, but it's designed for you to lose.
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Joined: July 24th, 2015, 3:19 am

January 6th, 2018, 11:27 pm #8

After ETD, Lee was even busier, no time-off for him. He was fully occupied with his movie plans,meetings schedule, personal trainings etc. Like Herolung said, he had to also deal with the nonsense from the HK press, constant fight challenges, triads etc. Lee was physically and mentally stress-out otherwise he wouldn't have involved in the famous dispute with Lo Wei and a GH's magazine editor just 1-2 weeks before his death.
Nope. Making movies is extremely taxing and takes up 12-14 hours a day. You don't have time to do anything else or worry about anything else. You're on set all day. It's like being in a pressure cooker. Once ETD was over, Bruce could relax again. Planning next moves and fielding movie offers is not that time consuming or particularly stressful, at least compared to actually making a movie and being responsible for all the fight choreography.

George Lazenby caught Bruce just at the right time when he wasn't that busy. Bruce had time to have George over as a guest and discuss GOD. George got to spend the better part of 4 whole days with Bruce, something he would not have been able to do if Bruce was making a movie. Bruce also had more time to spend with Betty Ting-Pei. As for triads, Bruce had been dealing with the triads since he moved back to HK in 1971. He wasn't any more worried about it the last week of his life than he had been the previous two years.

Bruce was going to be more busy in August when he had plans to fly to the US to promote ETD, probably attend the premiere, and meet with WB and about future deals.
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Joined: September 12th, 2011, 9:14 pm

January 7th, 2018, 2:09 am #9

"... Bruce also had more time to spend with Betty Ting-Pei. As for triads, Bruce had been dealing with the triads since he moved back to HK in 1971. He wasn't any more worried about it the last week of his life than he had been the previous two years."

Which is more thank likely, why he's dead.

Just read your own words, JKD54.

He wasn't THAT damn busy.
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Joined: May 5th, 2016, 10:18 am

January 7th, 2018, 3:26 am #10

Almost all the people around Lee (whom knew him well) in the last few weeks of his life claimed that he was mentally distressed.
Both Lo Wei's and the old Golden Harvest magazine editor's incidents proved it all. They were headlines on the HK newspapers.
Police were called in because Lee threatened Lo Wei with his belt knife in the first incident. For the second one, Leung Fung, Raymond Chow and several other staff had to hold Lee back because he was threatening the old man after Lee claimed the old man's article was badmouthing him. This was not the usual behavior of a normal man.
Lee's bulter, Wu Ngan said Lee was stressed emotionally. Lee personally told him that he just couldn't stopped his foolish actions again Lo. Lee also told Ngan he regretted after the TV audience complaint of his violent actions when he pushed TVB host Ivan Ho over the sofa with his shoulder.
Jackie Chan said Lee was not his usual self when Lee watched him bowled around a week before his passing. Many more...only true old-time BL fans know.

Yeah, right he was very relaxed and having good time off after ETD. He had planned to move back to the U.S. because triad was never one of the issues too. LOL
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