David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby Tama on Fri 5/Jun/09 7:18am

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/ce ... in-Bangkok wrote: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 spokesman for the US 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.

The newspaper said Carradine could not be contacted after he failed to appear for a meal with the rest of the film crew on Wednesday, and that his body was found by a hotel maid at 10am Thursday morning. The name of the movie was not immediately available.

It said a preliminary police investigation found that he had hanged himself with a cord used with the room's curtains. It cited police as saying he had been dead at least 12 hours and there was no sign that he had been assaulted.

A police officer at Bangkok's Lumpini precinct station would not confirm the identity of the dead man, but said the luxury Swissotel Nai Lert Park hotel had reported that a male guest killed himself there.


How sad :(
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby ThingOne on Fri 5/Jun/09 7:46am

Yeah I just read that, terrible circumstances, just goes to show that someone with huge success behind them can be so unhappy.
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Fri 5/Jun/09 9:15am

:( Kung Fu was the highlight of my Friday nights...
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby Dazzle on Fri 5/Jun/09 9:27am

It is pretty remarkable how high and low his career went.

At one point he was so poor he had to choose between petrol or a phone, so he chose petrol and would spend a couple of hours every day hanging out in the lobby of his agent in the hopes they would let him know he had a job instead of trying to phone him.


Just like his father he did some really class stuff, and some amazingly cheap drek. Check out 'Death Race 2000' if you get the chance. It got remade recently, but supposedly for years it was Tom Cruise that was trying to get it remade looking to play the Carradine role.
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 5/Jun/09 9:30am

and it was great to see him again in Kill Bill 2 the other night on the telly. i love those movies.
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Fri 5/Jun/09 10:09am

:huh: Did the 80s kung fu shoes come as a spin off from that program?
(not that I ever owned them)
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby philstar on Fri 5/Jun/09 10:13am

:(
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby sifter on Fri 5/Jun/09 10:20am

at the risk of sounding unsympathetic, it is somehow "nice" to read about a suicide without the typical code language used in the report "found dead... no one is being sought..."
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 5/Jun/09 10:44am

Dazzle wrote:It is pretty remarkable how high and low his career went.

At one point he was so poor he had to choose between petrol or a phone, so he chose petrol and would spend a couple of hours every day hanging out in the lobby of his agent in the hopes they would let him know he had a job instead of trying to phone him.


Just like his father he did some really class stuff, and some amazingly cheap drek. Check out 'Death Race 2000' if you get the chance. It got remade recently, but supposedly for years it was Tom Cruise that was trying to get it remade looking to play the Carradine role.


original Death Race = WIN

remade Death Race = FAIL

(original Rollerball = WIN

remade Rollerball = FAIL)

(original Star Trek = WIN Remade Star Trek = WIN)
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 5/Jun/09 10:45am

who will roam the earth like Kaine in Kung Fu now?
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby lubie on Fri 5/Jun/09 10:51am

Henry Dorset Case wrote:(original Star Trek = WIN Remade Star Trek = WIN)

It warms my belly to see you type that. HURRAH FOR STAR TREK!! :)


Also, back to the tragic death of Mr Carradine, Martha Plimpton (from such movies as "The Goonies") is his daughter.
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby Dazzle on Fri 5/Jun/09 12:56pm

swtchbckr wrote:and it was great to see him again in Kill Bill 2 the other night on the telly. i love those movies.



Was reading a Q&A that Tarantino was doing for his upcoming movie. He was asked about sequels and said that the actors for Pulp and Dogs were getting too old to do sequels, but he was still thinking about doing another Bill, and maybe a western.
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby tylersdad on Fri 5/Jun/09 1:02pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote::huh:
(not that I ever owned them)


yeah right, pull the other one :p
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Re: David Carradine Dead In Bangkok :(

Postby slowMTB on Fri 5/Jun/09 1:11pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote::( Kung Fu was the highlight of my Friday nights...


:withstupid: - guess were showing our age too :eh:

David Carradine is dead, long live David Carradine - LEGEND! :thumbsup:
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