"Kill Bill" and "Kung Fu" actor David Carradine found dead age 72

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    Sad News, BBC news are reporting and the star of "Kill Bill" and "Kung Fu" David Carradine was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room on Thursday. He found with a rope around his neck and body which police believe means the cause of death was suicide. Link
     
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    Oh dear, I hope it is not suicide, I cannot bear to think that David Carradine would wish to commit suicide.
     
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    This is almost surreal, he was an amazing actor, and I loved his works....Kill Bill is probably one of my favorite stress relieving movies.
     
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    I suspect foulplay.
    Dave
     
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    Sounds sad. :(
     
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    One of the few actors whose films I would consider watching just because he was in them. This is terribly sad. Kung Fu and Circle of Iron were my first introductions to Buddhism.
     
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    Shouldn't have played auto-erotic asphyxiation games at your age without supervision, grasshopper.

    Still, very sad news. All the Carradines are/were great actors.
     
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    I agree.

    His family and friends don't believe that he would commit suicide, but according to his ex-wife he does have a history of depression and in a 2004 interview he admitted to thinking about killing himself.

    Carradine's Family, Friends Dispute Suicide Theory - E! Online
     
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    It appears that "Bill" killed "Bill". Ironic.
     
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    That was my first thought too!
     
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    I am thoroughly convinced that's the cause and if anyone could critique it I could.

    (those of you who know me from days of yore will know my frame of reference - not from personal application but rather personal association)

    No good can come of what must be a moment's thrill... FUCK how I hate this topic.
     
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    Carradine didn't strike me as suicidal. 'course there's some things about a person we never realize.
     
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    In a Bangkok hotel room, suicide. Why not do it at home, if he was going to off himself? Suspect more will surface
     
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    in the closet with a rope around his neck and balls, sounds like the beginning of a gay themed movie. I hope that's not what it takes for a 72 year old to get off.
     
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    It wasn't suicide. It was autoerotic asphyxiation.

    If nothing else I hope his senseless death will focus a spotlight on this deadly practice for once and for all. Autoerotic asphyxiation has been practised from time immemorial but it's too-often deadly.

    I mean really people. How good does one's orgams have to be?

    If this gets swept under the rug it would be an entirely lost opportunity.

    For the love of Christ Katharine Hepburn's brother died of it and she found him.
     
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    The sad thing is the more you publicize something the more people know about it and the more people will try it.
     
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    Why do they always do it in hotel rooms? Keep your bondage kinkies to yourself. Poor hotel staff having to find such gruesome sights.

    I've always thought it must be really embarrassing for their families having to think about how they died. Then having to explain it to people when asked how he died!
     
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    Deno I see your point.

    But the thing is people know about it as a subculture sexual thing anyway. If these idiots are going to practice it at least have someone with you.

    Since I lost my brother to it I've (of necessity) had to learn a great deal about the whys of the thing and what would make someone so sexualized (genetics?) that a regular orgasm isn't orgasm enough. I'm the last person to want to put the snafu on something that's sexually enjoyable.

    I've spoken often pubically about it at support groups in the Boston area.

    When you put your very life at risk for a momentary thrill I draw the line.

    Perhaps - just perhaps - if enough focus is put on Carradine's death this thing will be exposed for the dangerous thing it is.

    Look - I went through years of therapy over finding my brother just as this chambermaid found Carradine. It's an UNGODLY sight that never leaves you. These selfish bastards who court death for their own sexual gratification are only thinking of momentary pleasure.

    It took me many years to forgive my brother the legacy of what I found that fateful night. Do I love him? Yes. Did he change my life by his selfish deed irrevocably for all time? YES.

    Remember even though not technically suicide autoerotic asphyxiation is a courting of death. Combine that with the total disregard for the aftermath of a botched "session" and you have one true tragedy.

    My sympathy goes not to David but to those he leaves behind.
     
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    believe it or not,i used to wank thinking of him :(
    ill miss him :(
     
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