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    David Carradine commits suicide

    Sad news.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_thailand_david_carradine

    Actor David Carradine found dead in Bangkok


    BANGKOK – Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide.

    A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-old actor. He said the embassy was informed by Thai authorities that Carradine died either late Wednesday or early Thursday, but he could not provide further details out of consideration for his family.

    The Web site of the Thai newspaper The Nation cited unidentified police sources as saying Carradine was found Thursday hanged in his luxury hotel room.

    It said Carradine was in Bangkok to shoot a movie and had been staying at the hotel since Tuesday.

    The newspaper said Carradine could not be contacted after he failed to appear for a meal with the rest of the film crew on Wednesday, and that his body was found by a hotel maid at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. The name of the movie was not immediately available.

    It said a preliminary police investigation found that he had hanged himself with a cord used with the room's curtains. It cited police as saying he had been dead at least 12 hours and there was no sign that he had been assaulted.

    A police officer at Bangkok's Lumpini precinct station would not confirm the identity of the dead man to The Associated Press, but said the luxury Swissotel Nai Lert Park hotel had reported that a male guest killed himself there.

    Carradine was a leading member of a venerable Hollywood acting family that included his father, character actor John Carradine, and brother Keith.

    In all, he appeared in more than 100 feature films with such directors as Martin Scorsese, Ingmar Bergman and Hal Ashby.

    But he was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin priest traveling the 1800s American frontier West in the TV series "Kung Fu," which aired in 1972-75.

    He reprised the role in a mid-1980s TV movie and played Caine's grandson in the 1990s syndicated series "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues."

    He returned to the top in recent years as the title character in Quentin Tarantino's two-part saga "Kill Bill."
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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    Crap.. that sucks.

    My favorite Carradine picture by far is The Long Riders.

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    The report I saw from the BBC would lead you to believe that it might not have been suicide, but something else. I don't know how to phrase it since this is a family site, but think INXS.
    "I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for Grizzly Man and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. That’s the thing about bear attacks. They come when you least expect it."-Dwight K. Schrute

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    He was great in the Kill Bill movies too.

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by guttle11 View Post
    The report I saw from the BBC would lead you to believe that it might not have been suicide, but something else. I don't know how to phrase it since this is a family site, but think INXS.
    Erotic exfixiation would be the cleanest way I'd describe it.

    Either way, it really sucks.
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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    Evidently he had a question the Dex directory couldn't answer
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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    maybe he was committing Seppuku

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    Autoerotic asphyxiation


    aka "stranglebating"

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by guttle11 View Post
    The report I saw from the BBC would lead you to believe that it might not have been suicide, but something else. I don't know how to phrase it since this is a family site, but think INXS.
    Dude, you're in THAILAND!

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    I always have a spotter. I cant believe he didnt.

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    Sad indeed.

    On a lighter note, I had no idea one of the Carradine's was the main guy in Revenge of the Nerds.

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    No way man, the main guy from Revenge Of The Nerds is actually a current Cincinnati Red:





    I am tight with Adam, so I can get away with this. I kid because I care

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    I think Rosales looks kinda like Chris Collinsworth.

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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    Lewis Collinsworth. Oh Man!
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    Re: David Carradine commits suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    I always have a spotter. I cant believe he didnt.
    Really, really funny. Possibly wildly inappropriate given the circumstances, but still


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