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Neteru
04-06-09, 14:37
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Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room.

Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck and body on Thursday morning.

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."

Carradine was part of an acting dynasty which included his father, John Carradine, and brothers Bruce, Keith and Robert.

The star was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s TV series Kung Fu, which spawned sequels in the '80s and '90s.

After a career which included more than 100 movies with directors such as Martin Scorsese and Ingmar Bergman, he recently found fame again thanks to his role in Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film Kill Bill.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Bierman, and four children.

Story bbc (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8083479.stm).

Minty Mouth
04-06-09, 14:39
So sad :( Ive never seen his work, but he's a respected actor, for sure.

So, did he take his own life then :confused:

Night Crawler
04-06-09, 14:40
That's a shame, he was brilliant in Kill Bill.

Mr.Burns
04-06-09, 14:41
That's certainly a shame though I do wonder if he had any suicidal tendencies lately or if this was something more sinister.

Angelus
04-06-09, 14:42
Wow... such a shock! Has it been confirmed that he committed suicide?

I hope he can rest in peace.

disneyprincess20
04-06-09, 14:42
Oh no! Poor bloke. He did not look 72.

R.I.P and condolences to the family. :(

Dennis's Mom
04-06-09, 15:09
Kung Fu was a such a great show. Groundbreaking in so many ways. And he was great in Kill Bill.

It's sad if he committed suicide, but I'm just sad he's gone. I guess that's one bad thing about growing old; you have to watch your childhood icons die. :(

Jack Croft
04-06-09, 15:11
Wow, i'm shocked.

He was such a great actor and talented. R.I.P

Thorir
04-06-09, 15:14
:(

Psychos'Я'Us
04-06-09, 15:20
That's terrible :( I loved him in Kill Bill.
RIP

dizzydoil
04-06-09, 15:57
He was 72?! He looked amazing.
Such talent - so sad :(.

SGRaider
04-06-09, 15:58
Very sad news. :( R.I.P. :(

Legend Killer
04-06-09, 15:58
Major bummer. :(

I loved Kung Fu when I was a kid and it was great to see him again in the Kill Bill series. Rest in Peace "Grasshopper".

Tomb Raider 5194
04-06-09, 16:07
About a week ago I was watching Big Stan. It's sad to then hear he has passed away.

RIP :(

tampi
04-06-09, 16:13
http://i40.************/2iiv4n4.jpg

I grew up watching kung fu.
The philosophy of the original series became apocalyptic in the Tarantino's hands.

SoulReaver74
04-06-09, 16:19
This is very sad news indeed, i truly loved David's work, especially most recently in Kill Bill, he will be sorely missed indeed, R.I.P.

jackles
04-06-09, 17:03
I used to have a crush on him all those years ago watching Kung fu. :( Very sad.

Indiana Croft
04-06-09, 17:09
I cannot believe this happened! I wonder why he did it? I'm just in awe

Natey168
04-06-09, 17:10
He was a great actor. It's awful. :(

Priscilla
04-06-09, 17:11
So sad, het was such a great actor!

RIP :(

scoopy_loopy
04-06-09, 17:12
I used to have a crush on him all those years ago watching Kung fu. :( Very sad.

Awe, thats cute! :D

Lara's Nemesis
04-06-09, 17:17
He was an iconic actor. RIP:(

Not convinced that he intentionally took his life.

XBOXCroft
04-06-09, 17:17
OMG! NO! He died! Please why did it happen!

Rest in peace David. You were my favorite kung fu guy. :< You appeared in my favorite TV show too. :(

Immortalis08
04-06-09, 17:33
:eek:

WHAT?!?!

I didn't see this coming. Well may he be in peace. I absolutely loved him in Kill Bill. Ugh...I still can't believe that he would take his life. Its really shocking to be honest.

kristi
04-06-09, 17:38
OMG,that's terrible!:(
I really loved Kill Bill(without him at the end,the film would lose about 50% of its beauty).
But I still can't believe he is 72.If they would say he was 50 or so,I would believe it,but 72?Wow!:(
RIP and condolences to his family...:(:(

Lee croft
04-06-09, 17:41
R.I.P

he didnt look 72 do they know why he did it?

Jack Croft
04-06-09, 17:44
R.I.P

he didnt look 72 do they know why he did it?

The Sun (Fountains of Knowledge) saying a Sex Act gone wrong.

-DaNnEe..
04-06-09, 17:53
Aww. :( RIP.

2kool4u
04-06-09, 18:27
Oops didnt see this thread. I cant believe the way he died O_O. The way this article described the scene was just http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,525069,00.html
wow.

tomblover
04-06-09, 18:43
That's horrible. :(

SamReeves
04-06-09, 19:01
Big loss indeed. I hope AMC will run some of his movies soon.

violentblossom
04-06-09, 19:02
I'm actually quite shocked. :(

Biddy
04-06-09, 19:19
One of my Aunt's favourite actors too. May he rest in peace. :(

Naz2000
04-06-09, 19:20
I was shocked to here about this, he was such a good actor in the Kill Bill's:(

L.C
04-06-09, 19:25
Thanks for starting this thread, Neteru....

I was also fortunate enough (old enough?) to see his early work on Kung Fu back in the 70's which I watched faithfully every week.

It was such a treat to see his return when Tarantino inspirationally cast him in Kill Bill - such a class move :tmb:

A truly shocking loss :(

Candee Sparks
04-06-09, 19:28
I'm going to wind up doing drugs by the end of the day if any more grief happens. I just spend the day watching Kill Bill yesterday and was thinking about the movie today. Kind of kills to know Bill is dead.

R.I.P Snake Charmer

Neteru
04-06-09, 19:35
Thanks for starting this thread, Neteru....

I was also fortunate enough (old enough?) to see his early work on Kung Fu back in the 70's which I watched faithfully every week.

It was such a treat to see his return when Tarantino inspirationally cast him in Kill Bill - such a class move :tmb:

A truly shocking loss :(I only watched the Kill Bill films again but a couple of days ago. I couldn't believe the news.

And yes, I remember well seeing him every week in Kung Fu back in the 70's too.

Love2Raid
04-06-09, 20:22
:eek:

That's terrible!

Trigger_happy
04-06-09, 21:19
Oh My god. That was totally unexpected. I feel so sorry for his family. The man was massivly talented.

knightgames
05-06-09, 02:13
I'm watching TV a half hour ago and a commercial for FOX's tv show 'Mental' come on. Who's guest starring? David Carridine.

I guess he walked the 'rice paper' of life...... It was time for him to leave.

Thank you Mr. Carradine. You've been a great source of entertainment with many memorable characters.

Jo269976
05-06-09, 02:53
The Sun (Fountains of Knowledge) saying a Sex Act gone wrong.

Yeah, they're saying Erotic Asphyxiation. :(

He was amazing in the Kill Bill movies, it's a shame that the next time any of us watches those movies (aswell as his other work), that we'll know he's gone for real. RIP :(

Rachel Croft
05-06-09, 02:58
Ohh, that is really aweful. :( My father met David a couple of times and said he was a nice guy.

calico25
05-06-09, 06:29
this gets stranger by the moment. I heard on the radio tonight that it looks to have been an accidental hanging during a sex act. He had a rope around his neck and genitals when found..

rowanlim
05-06-09, 06:50
I read this in today's papers. So unfortunate :(

voltz
05-06-09, 19:35
I just picked the news up from yahoo and I'm still stunned this happened.

this gets stranger by the moment. I heard on the radio tonight that it looks to have been an accidental hanging during a sex act. He had a rope around his neck and genitals when found..

.........

Nerd For Life
05-06-09, 19:39
I heard about this yesterday. Very sad, he was a brilliant actor. RIP.

Encore
05-06-09, 19:42
this gets stranger by the moment. I heard on the radio tonight that it looks to have been an accidental hanging during a sex act. He had a rope around his neck and genitals when found..

Really, that's gotta be one of the stupidest and most humiliating ways to die. :pi: But still, he was a really cool actor and will be missed.

violentblossom
05-06-09, 19:45
I figured out his death right away when they said where he'd been found and the bit about the thing around his neck.

la-la-lara
05-06-09, 19:46
I can't believe this.

Carradine's representative and family members told the press that they believed the death to be accidental. Autoerotic asphyxiation.

voltz
05-06-09, 19:54
He probably could have lived to be at least 85, how can anyone be so stupid as to go out this way?

violentblossom
05-06-09, 20:05
He probably could have lived to be at least 85, how can anyone be so stupid as to go out this way?

He didn't have a spotter. You're supposed to have someone with you as to avoid this kind of thing.

Goose
05-06-09, 20:09
He didn't have a spotter. You're supposed to have someone with you as to avoid this kind of thing.

Well we can sort of assume he did considering he was left in a wardrobe though?

Thailand does have a large sex industry.

violentblossom
05-06-09, 20:29
Well we can sort of assume he did considering he was left in a wardrobe though?

Thailand does have a large sex industry.

The spotter evidentally didn't do their job, then. :(

voltz
05-06-09, 20:31
Well we can sort of assume he did considering he was left in a wardrobe though?

http://www.terminally-incoherent.com/img/facepalm.jpeg

The spotter evidentally didn't do their job, then. :(

...and left.

BlackRainbow
05-06-09, 20:32
Aww, I read that in the newspapers... :( Shame, I really liked him.

Survival
05-06-09, 21:00
Apparently it was autoerotic asphyxiation which is quite risky since you shut off blood stream to your brain by strangling yourself with the rope... sad news really.

Lara's Nemesis
05-06-09, 22:02
The singer out of INXS died under strange circumstances as well.

Embarassing maybe, but I am pretty sure you are beyond embarassment at that point.

Survival
05-06-09, 22:04
Itīs a part of human nature after all. Maybe these methods are a little extreme but he knew what he was risking and never hurt anyone else.

Lara's Nemesis
05-06-09, 22:06
Itīs a part of human nature after all. Maybe these methods are a little extreme but he knew what he was risking and never hurt anyone else.


I agree, it was a very tragic way to go.

Goose
05-06-09, 22:09
http://www.terminally-incoherent.com/img/facepalm.jpeg


Whats the face palm for?

Lara's Nemesis
08-06-09, 15:17
His family are suggesting that he may have been murdered.

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/08062009/5/carradine-killed-kung-fu-assassins-0.html

Jack Croft
08-06-09, 15:53
His family are suggesting that he may have been murdered.

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/08062009/5/carradine-killed-kung-fu-assassins-0.html

This is what i intially thought anyway, hope the truth comes out.

Anne Boleyn
09-06-09, 00:42
Whatever the cause of death, rest in peace, Mr Carradine.

Recently caught him in a showing of 'North and South' in which he played the dastardly Justin LaMotte; an excellent role and he played evil so brilliantly.

Romantics Inc.
09-06-09, 00:47
:( NO!!! Nonononoo...I loved him to death! I met him too! In LA I MET HIM! :(:(:(:(:(:(:(

Kill Bill is my favorite film...he was so great in it...such a great guy! he will be missed!!

RestInPeace

thanatos
09-06-09, 09:15
This is what i intially thought anyway, hope the truth comes out.

Initially you thought he was killed by ninjas?!

Shark_Blade
09-06-09, 09:42
:(

I think he was killed. Sad really.

ShadyCroft
09-06-09, 11:08
Rest in peace, David Carradine ! My thoughts and condolences go to your family and loved ones. :(