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Bruce Lee's father Lee Hoi Chuen was a famous Cantonese opera star; because of this, Lee was introduced into films at a very young age and appeared in several short black-and-white films as a child. By the time he was 18, he had appeared in twenty films. Here are some things that Bruce could do, most normal humans can’t do. He could take in one arm a 75 pound barbell from a standing position with the barbell held against his chest and slowly stick his arms out locking them, holding the barbell there for several seconds. In a speed demonstration, he could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind. He could hold a v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer. Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks. He could perform one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger. Lee could cause a 300lb sand bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a sidekick. On 20 July 1973, Bruce was in Hong Kong, to have dinner with former James Bond star George Lazenby, then drove together to the home of Lee's colleague Betty Ting Pei, an actress. The three went over the script at Betty's house, and then George left to attend a dinner meeting. Later Bruce complained of a headache, and Betty gave him a painkiller. Around 7:30 pm, he went to lie down for a nap. When he did not turn up for dinner, Betty came to the apartment but could not wake him up. A doctor was summoned, who spent ten minutes attempting to revive him before sending him by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He was dead by the time he reached the hospital. There was no visible external injury; however, according to autopsy reports, his brain had swollen, from 1,400 to 1,575 grams (a 13% increase). Hs was only 32 years old. Bruce's wife Linda returned to her hometown of Seattle, and had him buried at lot 276 of Lakeview Cemetery.
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