FANS across the globe are preparing, this Saturday, to mark the 70th anniversary of the birth of actor and martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
Events are being organised from San Francisco, where Lee was born, to Hong Kong, where he was raised and found fame, as well as wherever Bruce Lee fan clubs are found across the globe.
In Hong Kong –– the city that launched Lee as an actor and the place where he spent most of his life –– fans are being treated to a retrospective of the man’s earliest work.
Lee was living in Hong Kong when he was struck down by a cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) on July 20, 1973 at 32 years old. His international fame had just been established thanks to the Hollywood-funded Way of the Dragon, while in Hong Kong he had been responsible for two massive box office hits in the year before his death –– Big Boss (1971) and Fists of Fury (1972). –– Independent Online.