David Carradine found dead in hotel, apparent suicide

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David Carradine found dead in hotel, apparent suicide

Postby Individual » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:15 pm

10 a.m. this morning:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31103217/

Pretty sad. Don't know what he had in his life to be suicidal about. He's a classic figure, with so many great films...
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Re: David Carradine found dead in hotel, apparent suicide

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:48 pm

Terrible news. Not that it matters, but anyone know what his religion was, if any? He almost always played kung fu and martial artist type roles, but no indication if was in any way interested in Eastern religions. The wikipedia page on him does not say, but mentions:

Carradine produced and starred in several exercise videos teaching the martial arts of Tai chi and Qi Gong. Carradine actually had no knowledge of martial arts prior to starring in the series Kung Fu, but developed an interest in it after this experience and became an avid practitioner.


He was in Bangkok, too bad he just didn't ordain and try and figure something out, with his problems.
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Re: David Carradine found dead in hotel, apparent suicide

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:24 pm

I don't believe yet it's a suicide, wait for the investigation.

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Re: David Carradine found dead in hotel, apparent suicide

Postby Individual » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:18 pm

Bubbabuddhist wrote:I don't believe yet it's a suicide, wait for the investigation.

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I thought that too, but the police said there was no sign of an assault. Also, he was old, and demographically, old people tend to be at much higher risk for suicide than the average population...
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Re: David Carradine found dead in hotel, apparent suicide

Postby appicchato » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:45 pm

The rope was around more than his neck... :thinking:
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Re: David Carradine found dead in hotel, apparent suicide

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:51 pm

Vale David Carradine
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Re: David Carradine found dead in hotel, apparent suicide

Postby Individual » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:56 pm

appicchato wrote:The rope was around more than his neck... :thinking:

Okay, I didn't hear about that... Yes, this definitely sounds suspicious.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... &ATTR=News
It emerged he may have died after he attempted an erotic asphyxiation act when he wrapped a cord around his neck.

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The actor was discovered with a cord around his neck and other parts of his naked body, said cops.

A police officer said: "A rope was attached to his neck and also to his penis".

His personal manager Chuck Binder described the hanging as "accidental".
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Re: David Carradine found dead in hotel, apparent suicide

Postby spiritnoname » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:19 am

Very strange.

His character in the Kung Fu series helped spread the Dhamma in the West a lot I heard.
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