David Carradine Is Dead

Actor David Carradine killed himself in Bangkok, Thailand.

BANGKOK - Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-old actor. He said the embassy was informed by Thai authorities that Carradine died either late Wednesday or early Thursday, but he could not provide further details out of consideration for his family.

The Web site of the Thai newspaper The Nation cited unidentified police sources as saying Carradine was found Thursday hanged in his luxury hotel room.

It said Carradine was in Bangkok to shoot a movie and had been staying at the hotel since Tuesday.

How sad. And what an inconsiderate way to go. His fans will miss him. And I have been a long time fan.

Here is a bit from the very first Kung Fu episode that I have always liked. Wake up!

When I first began having stomach problems I consulted a Shaolin Master who worked the appropriate pressure points and gave me some very good advice. Relax! It has helped a lot. Now I know what pressure points to use to help myself and I put effort into relaxing. Which of course is a contradiction in terms. But if you do it correctly it works.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 06.04.09 at 12:30 PM


I really liked that show. The pilot movie was especially good. Remember these lines, when the Master describes a Shaolin priest?

Listened forů he cannot be heard.
Looked forů he cannot be seen.
Felt forů he cannot be touched.

Rest in peace David.

SteveBrooklineMA   ·  June 4, 2009 3:24 PM

Not suicide. Auto-erotic asphyxiation.


Captain Ned   ·  June 4, 2009 3:56 PM

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