Examine on Bruce Lee’s Loss of life Factors to “Extreme” Water Consumption

A brand new examine printed in Clinical Kidney Journal has proposed that Bruce Lees loss of life was attributable to the martial arts legend’s “excessive continual fluid consumption,” or just, his tendency to drink an excessive amount of water.

The paper, written by a bunch of kidney docs from the Autonomous College of Madrid, means that the cerebral oedema that led to the 32-year previous actor’s sudden passing on July twentieth, 1973 was doubtless as a consequence of hyponatraemia, or “the shortcoming to excrete sufficient water to keep up water homeostasis.” Lee would have been believable candidate for the situation because the authors listed a number of danger elements together with his liquid-heavy weight loss plan of juices, an elevated consumption of alcohol and marijuana, and prior kidney dysfunction on account of damage.

Bruce Lee’s official reason behind loss of life was decided to be a hypersensitivity to Equagesic, a painkiller that he consumed at a buddy’s home in Hong Kong after experiencing a headache and dizziness. The report famous that Lee had beforehand used the drug with out incident and he had already been feeling unwell earlier than taking it, however in response to previous witness accounts, he did drink a glass of water earlier than any signs occurred.

The paper additionally scrutinized a more moderen concept that claimed Lee died from heatstroke earlier than touchdown its last blow within the conclusion, which reads, “Sarcastically, Lee made well-known the quote ‘Be water my buddy’, however extra water seems to have finally killed him.”

In 2020, Lee’s “Be water my buddy” quote impressed the RZA music “Be Like Water,” which soundtracked a documentary on the Enter the Dragon icon.