Thursday, June 4, 2009

David Carradine Dead of an Apparent Suicide **UPDATE**

David Carradine, dead at 73

Horrible news from Thailand. David Carradine was found dead this morning in his hotel room in Bangkok.

"Best known for his role in both volumes of Kill Bill, along with the 1970s TV show Kung Fu, David Carradine was found dead this morning. The actor, 72, was filming a movie in Thailand.

According to Thai police, who spoke with the BBC, the veteran star was found by a hotel maid, as Carradine was reportedly sitting in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck and body.

Reports out of that country are stating that Carradine "hanged in his luxury hotel room and is believed to have committed suicide."

Movie producer Chuck Binder told Fox News the death is "shocking and sad. He was full of life, always wanting to work... a great person."

The Daily Mail is reporting:

"He was found hanging by a rope in the room's closet,' Lieutenant Colonel Pirom Jantrapirom of the Lumpini police station in Bangkok said.

He said Carradine's body was naked when it was found and there were no signs of any other people in the room. The rope was around his neck and parts of his body, police were quoted as saying.

The body has been transferred to a hospital for an autopsy."


Annette said...

Are we sharing a brain AND at the same time again?

DivaJulia said...

I'm positive we are.

Annette said...

CNN are now repoting the rope was around his "neck and genitals". We were sadly right J. Age 72 and whacking off with a rope in a closet. What a humiliating way to die....or not, some may say? I'm sad for the bloke and his family.

Annette said...

The plot thickens. They are now saying he had his hands tied behind his back too. Do you think there was really some foul play going on or are they trying to save his reputation? Hands tied behind back - if that's true then there would've been no talk of suicide or accident from the very start, no?

DivaJulia said...'re hired as my European correspondent.

Annette said...

Hi hi!! Let's just hope he died with a big smile on his face...what more can i add!