Drinking too much water killed this celebrity, the new study claims

Hypernatremia is defined as excessively high sodium levels in the blood. Sodium is required for many functions, including muscle contraction, nerve impulse generation, and fluid balance.

Drinking too much water killed this celebrity the new study claims

There's a chance Bruce Lee died after consuming too much water. doctors are claiming nearly 50 years after the legendary martial artist's death in Hong Kong in the summer of 1973 at the age of 32. An autopsy performed at the time revealed that the Enter the Dragon actor had died of brain swelling, which doctors attributed to the use of painkillers by him.

The article, written by a group of kidney specialists from the Autonomous University of Madrid, contends that hyponatraemia, or "the inability to excrete enough water to maintain water homeostasis," was most likely to blame for the actor's sudden death on July 20, 1973, due to cerebral oedema. Lee would have been a likely candidate for the condition given the authors' list of several risk factors, which included his diet's emphasis on liquids like juices, his increased use of alcohol and marijuana, and his history of kidney damage.