View Full Version : David Carradine found dead in Bangkok

Fire Haley
06-04-2009, 10:21 AM
"Kung Fu" and "Kill Bill" star David Carradine was found hung himself in a closet in a hotel room in Bangkok on Wednesday, Thai police said.

Police believed he committed suicide.

Carradine, 72, was in Bangkok to shoot his latest movie, Stretch, and stayed at a Suite Room 352 of the Park Nai Lert Hotel on Wireless Road since June 2.

The film crew were aware of his absence when they went to dine out at a restaurant on Sathorn Road on June 3.

Carradine did not show up at the dinner and the team could not reach him. They assumed that he took a rest because of his age.

It was a hotel's maid who opened his suite on Thursday at 10 am only to find Carradine in a closet. He was described as behind half naked.

Police investigation showed that he hung himself with a rope, the kind that is used with curtains.

Police said he was dead for not less than 12 hours and found no sign of fighting and assaults



RIP grasshopper.


06-04-2009, 10:28 AM


Always had a feeling that this guy was a bit of a strage ranger, though...I'm not totally surprised that this is the way he checked out.

Fire Haley
06-04-2009, 10:32 AM
When the maids come looking for me I'd like them to say I was hung.

Dino 6 Rings
06-04-2009, 10:50 AM
Man, what a bad day. I always was a Carradine fan. Loved seeing him as the bad guy in Kill Bill.

72 years old, he had a pretty good long life.

tony hipchest
06-04-2009, 12:53 PM
bummer. i grew up watching him with my dad every week in Kung Fu, but one of my all time favorate characters in movies (right up there with han solo) was him as the snake charmer aka bill.

was kinda hoping for a prequel to Kill Bill, but i guess you cant prefect perfection.

RIP (hope it was foulplay and not suicide... anyone see beatrix kiddo aka black mamba in the area?)

06-04-2009, 01:27 PM
I will always remember him squaring off against Chuck in Lone Wolf McQuade.

Galax Steeler
06-04-2009, 02:47 PM
I will always remember him squaring off against Chuck in Lone Wolf McQuade.

Yea, that was a good one.

06-04-2009, 02:58 PM
RIP Frankenstein

06-04-2009, 03:44 PM
RIP David Carradine

I don't get why he would hang himself while shooting a movie?

06-04-2009, 03:54 PM
I was so saddened to hear of David's death and especially how he died. He must have had some deep rooted emotional issues that no one was acutely aware of. I was a huge fan of the Kung Fu series and also loved his role in Bound for Glory.

:tombstone: Kwai Chang Caine.

06-05-2009, 07:21 AM
His agent is hinting it was homicide...

06-05-2009, 11:42 AM

06-05-2009, 11:54 AM
Thai police: Carradine death may be accidental


Similar story to that posted by Gutterflower.

Dino 6 Rings
06-05-2009, 12:16 PM
Michael Hutchence all over again.

06-05-2009, 01:40 PM
:jawdrop: I read somewhere that Carradine's hands were tied behind his back and as the linked stories report above, that his genitals were tied. I am having a hard time believing that anyone in their sane mind would do that to themselves. :doh: Sounding more and more like a homicide to me but I guess we'll all know after the autopsy report comes out and all of the DNA testing is completed.

Fire Haley
06-05-2009, 01:44 PM

06-05-2009, 05:33 PM
Patients grasp hopper.

Fire Haley
06-05-2009, 07:05 PM
I bet there's a very nervous hooker somewhere in Bangkok right now.

06-06-2009, 11:52 AM
was a huge fan of the Kung Fu series .

:tombstone: Kwai Chang Caine.

One of the images from my childhood is the opening scene of the series...where he is picking up the metal pot full of red-hot coals with his forearms and leaving his arms branded from the engraved dragons on the pots sides.

06-08-2009, 07:53 AM
Now the story (from his attorney) is that he was assassinated by a secret society of martial artists.


06-08-2009, 11:56 AM
It was the chickenchoke clan.

Dino 6 Rings
06-08-2009, 03:53 PM
I've seen the Photo that was leaked by a Tai Tabloid...um...doesn't look anything like a suicide or Accident to me.

Fire Haley
06-08-2009, 04:33 PM
Just like I predicted...

Carradine likely died from erotic asphyxiation

American actor David Carradine might have died from attempting auto-erotic asphyxiation, Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) director Porntip Rojanasunan revealed on Friday morning.

The 72-year-old actor was found hanged inside a closet in his suite in Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel at 11am Thursday. One end of a shoelace was tied around his penis and the other end fastened around his neck, while his hands were bound with a cord which was also tied around his neck.

Evidence suggested that he could be trying auto-erotic asphyxiation and he may have suffocated during the act, Dr Porntip said.

She said other facts supporting the evidence were his sexual deviation and a penis shrine inside his room.


06-08-2009, 04:47 PM
Hung Fu.

06-08-2009, 05:16 PM
She said other facts supporting the evidence were his sexual deviation and a penis shrine inside his room.

Ooooooo - A$$ Chin is gonna be pissssssed that his pecker altar was stolen. :sissies:

All kidding aside - something smells fishy here. He either had help living out his some sort of sick fantasy or someone offed him. I'm betting the farm on Door #2. :shake01:

06-08-2009, 05:30 PM
Who the hell has a penis shrine???

06-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Who the hell has a penis shrine???
Courtney Love???? :hunch:

tony hipchest
06-08-2009, 09:55 PM
Coroners at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn hospital completed an autopsy on Friday, although the cause of death is not expected to be determined until the results from toxicity tests are in.


bangkok is a super strange phallic town.



06-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Who the hell has a penis shrine???

Tom Brady fans?:noidea:

06-11-2009, 05:29 PM
It was the chickenchoke clan.


Fire Haley
06-11-2009, 05:34 PM
When you're strange, nobody remembers your name

06-11-2009, 06:27 PM
Courtney Love???? :hunch:

Paris Hilton? :noidea:

Dino 6 Rings
06-11-2009, 08:12 PM

That is Freaking CLASSIC!

06-12-2009, 07:17 AM
I thought so.

06-12-2009, 03:03 PM
Who the hell has a penis shrine???

Thats the second time Ive read that and its STILL funny. :rofl:

This sure is a hell of a way to die... :hatsoff: