20 Amazing & Interesting Bruce Lee Facts
His striking speed was phenomenal.
Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.
His death was highly controversial.
Bruce Lee's death at the age of 32 was highly controversial. Officially he died due to an allergic reaction to meprobamate, a muscle relaxant found in the drug Equagesic, which he was using to combat a headache that struck him while he was in Hong Kong to discuss the making of his final film, ironically titled 'Game of Death'.
Statues of Lee were erected in Hong Kong and L.A.
In 2005 the 2.5 meter bronze statue of Bruce Lee was unveiled in Hong Kong, owing to a local fan club raising $100,00 USD for the endeavor. 8 years later officials in L.A.'s Chinatown unveiled a 2.1 meter bronze statue of Lee, which was created by an artist in Guangzhou, China.
Lee's death birthed a phenomenon known as 'Bruceploitation'.
After the death of Bruce Lee in 1973, a phenomenon known as Bruceploitation emerged in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, where filmmakers would hire Bruce Lee lookalikes to star in cheap films to cash in on the obsession with his films at the time.
Lee's famous yellow jumpsuit was auctioned off 40 years after his death.
40 years after his death, Bruce Lee's famous yellow jumpsuit, designed and worn by Lee in the 1978 movie "Game of Death", was sold in Hong Kong for $101,400 USD.