RIP David Carradine


Found dead in a Bangkok Hotel room. I used to love Kung Fu when I was a kid. There goes another of my childhood icons.

Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found naked by a hotel maid in a wardrobe with a cord around his neck and other parts of his body.

The US star was in Thailand filming his latest film, Stretch, according to his personal manager Chuck Binder.

Mr Binder said the news was “shocking”, adding: “He was full of life, always wanting to work… a great person.”

However, Thai newspaper The Nation reported that police believe the actor took his own life, and preliminary investigations found that he hanged himself.

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  1. Hud,

    I hate to introduce anything R-rated here, but some newer reports are saying it was autoerotic asphyxiation so it’s NOT suicide. It’s an accident.

    Same thing happened to a rocker some years back. Without going into all the titillating details, they slipped up and went too far with the act in both cases.

    It’s really a sad way to go but some people need to get their thrill in dangerous ways.

    I just hope some people think better of it before they try this themselves.

    Carradine was definitely an icon in my book, too, and I used to watch Kung Fu all the time from the late 1970s through the early 1980s when it was in reruns.

  2. And hey, he could still get it up at 72!
    On the other hand, if that was the only way he could get it up, reaching 73 was probably not too likely….

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