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David Carradine Found Dead in Hotel Room, Reportedly Due to Suicide

June 05, 2009 03:01:27 GMT

Bangkok authorities have suspected David Carradine's death as suicide judging from the fact that his dead body was found with a rope around his neck and body.


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David Carradine, the actor best known for his work in the 1970s television series "Kung Fu" and more recently in the movie "Kill Bill", has passed away on Wednesday, June 3 in his hotel room in Bangkok, where he filmed a movie titled "Stretch." His sudden death was believed to be a suicide due to the fact that his body was discovered by a hotel maid in a closet with a rope around his neck and body.

Chuck Binder, a manager for David, confirmed the news on Thursday, June 4, telling Fox News that the 72-year-old actor's death was "shocking and sad." Chuck shared further, "He was full of life, always wanting to work ... a great person."

In the meantime, details regarding David's death have been made public by local police. It is reported that his dead body was discovered on Thursday morning. At that time his body was in the nude and was in a sitting position, with a yellow rope wrapped around the neck and attached to a closet bar. Police Col. Somprasong Yentuam, chief of the Lumpini area station who outed the info has been quoted as saying, "We believe that Mr. David committed suicide but it is suspicious."

Though the reported suicide suspicion deepens, David's another manager Tiffany Smith has declined any tendency the late actor would do that. "I can tell you 100 percent that he would have never committed suicide. He was too full of life," Tiffany insists. "We are not saying it's an accidental death because we don't know. Right now we are just letting everyone know that it's under investigation and we'll see ... I just know he didn't do this to himself."

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posted by Grant Daniel MacDona on Jun 04, 2009
We lost a true legend. I acted with David in Kung Fu. He was a really great guy ... he spoke of his beloved American Beatles ... The Eagles. He was a true California icon ... a really deep Malibu guy. David's father John Carradine appeared in so many black and white horror movies. David told me that his father would scare the hell of both he and Keith at night when he would come home in character!

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