Popular TV Actor [Kung Fu] and Movie Star [Kill Bill] David Carradine was found dead in a Bangkok hotel suite. The cause of death has not been officially determined , though rumors are running rampant [auto-erotic asphixiation , heart attack, Thai prostitute, professional hit etc.] An independent medical examiner hired by the family has ruled out suicide as the cause of death.
The 72 year old Carradine had been in Thailand getting ready to film a movie ” Stretch. ” An autopsy was performed in Bangkok but the results will not be announced until the end of June. His body was flown to Los Angeles for a funeral attended by family and several celebrities.
“…still a lot of questions unanswered…”
Thailand newspapers like Thai Rath routinely post photos of dead bodies on the front page of their print version newspaper. It’s a cultural difference that some Westerners don’t understand. The very day after the posting of the partially blacked-out David Carradine death photo in Thai Rath , one of their competitors Khao sod was showing a near topless teenage female with two bullet wounds and oozing blood.
RIP David Carradine. You will be missed by many , including your good friend Michael Madsen .
David Carradine ” No Limitations , Be Anything ”
One Night in Bangkok makes a Hard Man Humble.