Bruce Lee Birth name Lee Jun-fan 李振藩 (Traditional) 李振藩 (Simplified) Lǐ Zhènfān (Mandarin) Lei5 Zan3 Faan4 (Cantonese) Born November 27, 1940 Chinatown, San Francisco, California, U.S. Died July 20, 1973 (aged 32) Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong Death: Cerebral edema
Bruce Lee was much more than his movie star persona. He was a philosopher, artist, husband, father, and icon. His words were both creative and influential. And during his life he fought many stereotypes of Asian American men, showing strength and intensity but also intelligence and heart. He is an international icon whose image lives on and his words have just touched the surface of possibilities in today's world toward a more collective tomorrow.