December 3, 2019
Browsing through documents that I happened upon I found listed a brief explanation of what was called "LEE-CHAN-LEE-81U". What 81U represents I do not know.
Due to political climate in both Asia and the U.S.A. and Europe during the end of Vietnam it was decided in Hong Kong (whom the U.K. had a lease on at the time) that Bruce Lee would fake his death on film and go into hiding. One part of the reason was that the transitioning climate in Hollywood was changing from a Hetero-sexual run place to a place where straights were beginning to be targeted with greater force than ever before and it was deemed necessary for certain A list stars to ditch the big screen and if that meant faking their death then thats what was done.
Jackie Chan was deemed a good replacement in Hollywood for Bruce Lee, whom he was personally associated with, as the limited space for a Chinese star in America could only support one big star at a time or else there would be cries of "communist!" from Western audiences. And although both Chan and Lee are purely Chinese it was also accredited that Lee was the "purer" of the two and shouldn't be placed in the danger and pressures of a transitioning Hollywood.
There wasn't much about Brandon Lee except that his death was also faked for similar political reasons and he was placed under protection in questionable circumstances.
I wish there was time to read more and I wonder if it was real but an interesting story nonetheless.
* My personal apologies to family members and survivors of the deceased this conspiracy affects if it isn't true. I'm not a professional journalist.
There's a time in every man's life when has to make tough choices.