The reason for the martial arts artist’s death Bruce Lee Subject to research by scientists in Spain. The study was recently published in the journal Science Clinical Kidney JournalProposed that the actor’s death was caused by his “kidney failure to excrete excess water”.
Lee’s death was announced on July 20, 1973. At the peak of his career, the 32-year-old actor reportedly died of cerebral oedema, which means a build-up of fluid in the brain tissue. An argument raised at the time to explain the swelling was the use of the painkiller Equagic, which the artist had taken before his death.
However, the scientists’ version explaining the appearance of edema states that the cerebral swelling was caused by hyponatremia, which is the condition of the human body when the organism retains too much water. As a result, sodium levels in the blood are lower than necessary for survival.
“In other words, the kidney’s inability to excrete excess water killed Bruce Lee,” the researchers said. The panel added that the actor had “multiple risk factors for hyponatremia”, including a diet of juices and protein drinks, in addition to Marijuana useA substance that stimulates thirst.
“In summary, Lee had multiple risk factors for hyponatremia resulting from interference with water homeostasis mechanisms that regulate both water intake and excretion,” the scientists argue. “Ironically, he made the phrase ‘water be my friend’ famous, but too much water seems to have killed him.”
Who is Bruce Lee?
Apart from establishing himself in the film industry as an actor and martial artist, Bruce Lee was also a director, screenwriter and philosopher. Known for popularizing Oriental films in the 1970s to the world, the artist is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese.
Among the most successful movies, movies Chinese dragon (1971), Wrath of the Dragon (1972) E Dragon Flight (1972) chronicled Lee’s career in Hollywood.
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