Monday, July 29, 2013

Bruce Lee, The Legend

Bruce Lee statue at the Avenue of Stars on the Hong Kong waterfront. Photo by Rasheeda Bhagat

It’s been 40 years since the death of martial artist Bruce Lee. But even today, he had a legion of fans around the world.

Bruce Lee started as a teenage street fighter to become a twentieth century phenomenon in just over a decade. Sadly, he died at the peak of his career – on July 20, to be precise – aged just 32.

And this year, there is heated debate in Hong Kong – where Lee made his name – on why the government has not properly honored one of its most famous stars. In fact, it was proposed that a permanent museum be established in his honor. And many citizens are asking why the government could not even resolve the dispute with the present owner of Lee’s house in order to turn it into a Bruce Lee museum.

He’s a legend for a reason. Check out this ‘Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments’ video:

For those who have been following the Bradley Manning trial, it is noteworthy to mention here that in closing arguments, US government lawyers have portrayed him as 'a glory-seeking traitor, not a whistleblower' who set out to harm the US of A.

The verdict is due to be delivered on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, at least 40 cities around the globe including London, Frankfurt and Brussels have rallied in support of Manning:

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