Bruce Lee's Handwritten Letters Suggest He Secretly Abused Drugs
The letters mentioned his use of narcotics such as cocaine, LSD and cannabis.
Martial arts legend Bruce Lee is suspected to have abused drugs in the years before his death in 1973 at the age of 32.
Handwritten letters from the star to actor Robert Baker talked about his use of cocaine, LSD and cannabis. In one letter, Bruce asked Robert to send him “a large amount of cocaine” as he was “stoned as hell” and needed the drugs to get him into character for a movie role.
The late action star also hinted that he wanted to put an end to his drug use. In a 1970 letter, he wrote: “I told Linda to call you to forget about the 'stuff' because I really don't need them in my training. I feel that I have 'gained' in trying them, but excessive indulgence of them just isn't in my road in Jeet Kune Do.”
Bruce was married to Linda Lee Caldwell from 1964 until his death.
However, weeks before Bruce died in 1973, Linda allegedly wrote to Robert saying, “Don’t worry about Bruce using the C — he is not going overboard”.
The letters were discovered at a flea market and are being sold by auction house Heritage Auctions, who say that the letters have been authenticated by experts.
They estimate that the 40 letters, which they say contain an “explosive secret” about the screen icon, are expected to be sold for about US$222K (S$300K).
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