Wednesday, June 10

David Carradine's Sad End

As David Carradine's family was flying his body back home all kinds of gossip was popping up on the Internet. I wrote a blog about his death already but some sick people are saying all kinds of things about him now that he's dead and can't defend himself.

Since then more information has come to light. Now the rescue workers are saying his neck and genitals were bound with rope. It's hard to believe anything they are saying after a tabloid there published a crime science photo on the front page that shows his hands are tied too which would be hard for him to do by himself in the hotel room.


Crime Scene Photo Which I Feel Is Staged

Then I read a news article that said when they found his body he was dressed in a woman's wig and fishnet stockings with red lingerie folded on the bed and an erotic photograph pinned to the wall - supporting theories that he accidentally killed himself during an act of auto-erotic asphyxiation. That would be hard to pull off with his hands tied above his head. As you can see the picture is grainy and it's hard to tell who it is. Thai police believe the photo was taken by a member of the forensic team and leaked to the newspaper.

Keith Carradine, the actor's half brother, said in a statement; That the family were profoundly disturbed by the release in Thailand of photographs taken at the scene of David Carradine's death," and threatened legal action against further distribution.

Family members insist the Kill Bill star would not have committed suicide and his U.S.-based lawyer Vicki Roberts claimed the star had been murdered.

Relatives went on to suggest he had been assassinated for delving into the affairs of secretive martial arts sects associated with crime. A panel member on the Larry King show on U.S. television said; "David was very interested in investigating and disclosing secret societies."  Carradine's family lawyer Mark Geragos replied; "Absolutely. What that means is connected to his interest in martial arts and so there is a suspicion that if there was some foul play, that may be the first area they should look."

Police spokesman Colonel Somprasong Yenthaum said; "U.S. embassy officials were present during the crime scene investigation. I am confident we are working on the right track. U.S. embassy representatives saw every step of the investigation process in the hotel room."

He said; "Carradine's relatives had the right to seek help from the FBI, but added that the bureau would have to contact Thailand's attorney general, who would then decide whether to forward the request to the police. We can work with FBI if they request and their request is passed. But if they don't come, we can do our jobs," he added.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said; "The agency generally only gets involved in death investigations overseas if a crime is suspected."

Carradine's former wives say he regularly tied himself up for sexual kicks, ignoring warnings he might one day kill himself. It's evil of them to speak ill of the dead when he can't defend himself. They will get what they reap sooner or later.

Ulli Lommel, the director of one of his last films is taking advantage of his death by writing about David on his personal web site. "Before we started shooting ‘Absolute Evil – Final Exit,’ David and I spent several hours in his trailer to not only discuss the film and his role, but also issues concerning death, suicide, torture, sex and God.” Ulli, who also costarred in the movie, wrote even more but I won't repeat another word. It's easy for him to say what he wants when Carradine isn't here to defend himself.

Then I found this online and was shocked!

WARNING! THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE IT DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK! Now comes the most disgusting thing I ever saw. No wonder Carradine's family is upset and I can see why they don't trust the Thailand officials.

Autopsy Photos of David Carradine have been leaked online, and perhaps a second set is coming, media reports in Thailand are saying.  Many were outraged that a Thai tabloid paper published a death photo of Carradine earlier and more are disgusted with the latest development.

It's sad that such a gentle, shy, talented actor who worked hard for his career is getting this kind of treatment! Knowing martial artists personally I can bet he was killed for seeking out the thing he was most interested in and how easy it would of been for the Thailand police to blame him for dying of auto-erotic asphyxiation. The mob here in the US would be capable of the same type of thing if they wanted to get rid of somebody.

I am only putting this link in because you can easily tell it's him and for extra drama with the autopsy already finished they even put the cord back on his genitals. I hope they clear this up but unfortunately since it happened in another country I doubt they ever will get the clearance or truth of the matter. Again, be warned these pictures are gruesome!

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Saturday, June 6

David Carradine Is Dead

David Carradine was found dead June 3rd 2009 at the age of 72. He was hanging by his neck with a nylon rope in the closet of his Bangkok, Thailand hotel room when found by the maid. He was in Bangkok for filming of the movie 'Stretch' being produced by a United Kingdom-based company. He was the only American cast member.


He was best known for his television role in the series "Kung Fu" in which he played a traveling Shaolin monk in the 1970's.

Investigators found no forced entry into Carradine's room although the rope around his neck was from the curtains in his hotel room. "Foul play is suspected and being looked into." Bangkok Police Lt. Col. Pirom Chanpirom said Thursday.

An autopsy is being conducted at the Bangkok hospital but the results will not be available for at least another day. Circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown and there will be no further comments until more facts can be confirmed.

Here's a video of Carradine on the John Kerwin Show.

The John Kerwin Show, David Carradine’s last talk show interview.

The family, his friends and his personal manager asks for privacy at this terrible time but appreciates the many expressions of condolence. Knowing David they can't believe he would ever commit suicide, are in complete shock and brushed aside suggestions that Carradine might have taken his own life. "His death comes at a time when his "career is on a roll," they said. The one thing Carradine's wife, Annie Bierman, wanted everyone to know is "David was not suicidal."

Most people know him as "Bill" in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films. He earned a 2005 Golden Globe nomination for his role in the second movie in the two-part saga.

Tarantino, appearing on 'Larry King Live' called Carradine; "One of Hollywood's great mad geniuses. He was a rock star at the time 'Kung Fu' came out." he said, holding up a vintage metal lunch box with an image from the popular show on it. "I'm in shock!" he added.

Carradine's career included more than 100 feature films, two dozen television movies and theater work. David's career as an artist did not begin on the stage, though some of his early career was on and off Broadway. His earliest work was as a sculptor and painter.

He was married five times and divorced four, according to People magazine. 

Leah Rozen, movie critic for People magazine said; "He was clearly an actor who followed his own path, he was never a guy who talked a whole lot. You knew as an actor, the characters he played, you knew they had a past, you knew there was probably some unhappiness there, but he wasn't going to talk about it."

He did open up about his life on his official web site. He said; "I've always had an especially hard time with everything I've tried to do. I've made it pretty big as an actor in spite of being terminally shy. ... Invariably, I had huge obstacles to overcome in anything I tried. Had to work against my genes to achieve my dreams."

He was a very fine actor and martial artist and didn't deserve to die the way he did at such a young age. Many people may claim 72 is not young but Americans are living longer and he kept himself in great shape. It's a crying shame the way it went down and I will never believe he killed himself. If he had been in the US when it happened we would of had a better chance of finding out the truth about his death.

My roommate saw him in a bar one time just sitting by himself having a drink. Being a martial artist he was thrilled to run into him but didn't bother him respecting his right to have a normal night out.

He said as  he was looking at him David just smiled and raised his glass to him. It made his day and now that he's dead he wishes he would of bought him a drink. We raise a glass to him now to honor a great man and actor. To you David Carradine and God bless you on your journey!

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