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Actor David Carradine Dead at 72
FOX NEWS ^ | 4 June 09 | none

Posted on 06/04/2009 7:40:37 AM PDT by SkyPilot

“Kill Bill” star David Carradine was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room Wednesday, his manager told FOX News Thursday. While the cause of death has yet to be determined, a Thai newspaper claims the actor died in an apparent suicide.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bangkok; carradine; davidcarradine; dead; hollywood

1 posted on 06/04/2009 7:40:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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2 posted on 06/04/2009 7:41:21 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
Prayers for him, his family, and all those who enjoyed him in his various parts through a colorful career. 'Bye Grasshopper. Sleep well.

I hope it's not suicide...

3 posted on 06/04/2009 7:42:23 AM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: SkyPilot
How sad. GOD be with his family.

Seems as though there is probably more to this story.

4 posted on 06/04/2009 7:42:45 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: SkyPilot

Old news

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2264583/posts


5 posted on 06/04/2009 7:44:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: SkyPilot

Thailand?


6 posted on 06/04/2009 7:44:25 AM PDT by envisio (Sexual Beer & BBQ Ribs)
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To: SkyPilot

Wow. Pretty surprising. And possibly suicide.

Sad news.


7 posted on 06/04/2009 7:45:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (June 4, 2009 - the day Barack Obama threw all of America under the bus.)
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To: SkyPilot

What a bummer...I really liked him.


8 posted on 06/04/2009 7:46:19 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Responsibility2nd

I actually am enjoying this news being above all of Obama’s escapades.


9 posted on 06/04/2009 7:46:38 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: SkyPilot

Grasshopper!


10 posted on 06/04/2009 7:47:42 AM PDT by dead
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To: a fool in paradise
And possibly suicide.

He accidentally kicked himself in the throat.

11 posted on 06/04/2009 7:49:13 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Dustbunny
I suspect so too

I mean according to the story I read from the Bankok news articles (on the internet) he was in Thialand filming a movie at the time.

I'm not sure that a working actor would commit such an act as suicide unless he was on drugs or out of his mind on something. Since Mr Carradine was 72 I kinda of doubt that.

I think the authorities shouldn't dismiss this so quickly as a suicide.

I might be wrong, but It just sound fishy to me.

12 posted on 06/04/2009 7:49:20 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: dead

I wonder if Beatrix Kiddo was speeding away from the scene in her little convertible?

Yes, he was great at acting. Prayers for his family.


13 posted on 06/04/2009 7:50:49 AM PDT by billygoatgruff
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To: Pippin

A young female actor (cannot remember name) killed herself just last month over a fight with her boyfriend who found her hanging in the bathroom I believe it was. She too was filming at the time. Not so uncommon. Actors aren’t normally happy people....Hollywood lie that they are!


14 posted on 06/04/2009 7:55:09 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: SkyPilot

“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.”


15 posted on 06/04/2009 7:57:26 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: SkyPilot

Grasshopper...


16 posted on 06/04/2009 8:01:08 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: SkyPilot

“Found dead in a Thailand motel” - that scenario is never going to be benign. RIP - he created some unforgettable work.


17 posted on 06/04/2009 8:05:57 AM PDT by PC99
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To: SkyPilot

Yahoo site says he hanged himself....


18 posted on 06/04/2009 8:13:45 AM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist
I heard about his death on the news but they didn't mention the cause. But suicide flashed through my mind.
19 posted on 06/04/2009 8:14:38 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

I liked him a lot ... too bad they thought the highlight of his career was Kill Bill ... although I guess that was the biggest thing he had done in 2 decades. For most middle aged adults, he will be Kwai Chang Caine ... and for a small group he will be Frankenstein. For older adults, he will be Shane. Amazingly, IMDB lists him with 222 Movie and TV series credits (an entire TV series only counts as 1 credit). At his death, he had 6 projects in post-production and 1 in pre-production.


20 posted on 06/04/2009 8:24:57 AM PDT by RainMan
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To: SkyPilot
"Goodbye old man...my master."

"What do you hear?"

"I hear the grasshopper".

RIP, Kwai Chang.
21 posted on 06/04/2009 8:41:19 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: SkyPilot

I used to hang out at a Sunset strip place where David’s dad held court. I could spend hours nursing a drink and listening to him tell show biz stories. He had a difficult final decade, David may have inherited some of that.


22 posted on 06/04/2009 8:45:51 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: SkyPilot

Five finger death punch?


23 posted on 06/04/2009 8:47:12 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: Pippin

Could be that he discovered he had something “terminal” and didn’t want to deal with it. Purely supposition on my part, however.


24 posted on 06/04/2009 8:49:08 AM PDT by CTOCS (Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.)
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To: SkyPilot

I don’t think that I have ever seen an actor adopt the persona of one of his /her characters and become that role the rest of their lives. Interesting dude, strange but interesting.


25 posted on 06/04/2009 8:49:19 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: dead

I’ll miss him.

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/197827.php


26 posted on 06/04/2009 8:58:31 AM PDT by AliVeritas (I wake up, the evil one cries.)
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To: SkyPilot

He will be missed. Fine actor. So long grasshopper.


27 posted on 06/04/2009 9:00:56 AM PDT by Old Mountain man (Blessed be the Peacemaker.)
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To: RainMan

Don’t say too bad. My husband is old enough to remember all those credits and would still pick Kill Bill.


28 posted on 06/04/2009 9:19:10 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SkyPilot
For the Actor who brought to life so many roles, including My favourite as Kwai Chang Caine... you will be missed.

For the few of us who remember his drug-addled rage episodes (not the least of which being his trashing of a neighbors house) which brought down anger, dishonor, and ridicule to the Martial Arts community... you never did fully atone for what you had done.

For the man... as a Christian, I pray that you finally find your peace, and forgiveness in the eyes of our saviour.

Amen.

29 posted on 06/04/2009 9:45:11 AM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: SkyPilot

Enjoyed his performance as Bill. When Black Mamba demonstrated the 5-finger kill technique he never accomplished and she never told him, he looked hurt as well as surprised. I almost felt sorry for him then.


31 posted on 06/04/2009 1:08:16 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: SkyPilot

Sad. Somehow it’s not that surprising, though. Carradine never came across as an especially happy person. Prayers for his family.


32 posted on 06/04/2009 1:10:37 PM PDT by x
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To: sevinufnine

“Female actor,” isn’t that what’s called an “actress”?

Ed


33 posted on 06/04/2009 1:22:23 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: SkyPilot

Very sad. Choke & stroke claims another life.


34 posted on 06/04/2009 2:23:51 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: DogBarkTree

At that age he might very well have suffered a fatal heart attack during it.


35 posted on 06/04/2009 2:26:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (USM is Gator Bait! (Congrats to U-Dub!))
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To: RainMan

Changsha in Circle of Iron.


36 posted on 06/04/2009 3:36:30 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Utilizer
"For the few of us who remember his drug-addled rage episodes (not the least of which being his trashing of a neighbors house) which brought down anger, dishonor, and ridicule to the Martial Arts community..."

I remember him in an interview saying that he was an actor, not a martial artist, and that the fights were choreographed and not real, etc. It's unfortunate that the martial arts community was dishonored because of the behavior of a sham. Or as Ham Sandwich said to Fluke Skystalker, "Shut up, Kid. It's only a movie."

37 posted on 06/04/2009 3:45:24 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady
I remember him in an interview saying that he was an actor, not a martial artist, and that the fights were choreographed and not real, etc.

Yes, I remember that about him as well. However, most people never knew that. They simply remembered Kwai Chang Caine and labled the entire martial arts community as similar druggies after that house-trashing episode brought his drug usage to light. Being a martial artist at the time, and going on to teach the art a few years later, I and many others had to deal with the negative image he presented as a result for years afterwards.

38 posted on 06/04/2009 4:06:08 PM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Pippin
Sounds fishy to me, too. Bet there's more to this than what has come out. If an enemy wanted to humiliate him, then they'd strip him naked and hang him in the closet.

RIP, David.

39 posted on 06/04/2009 4:11:06 PM PDT by Ciexyz (I heard Joe the Plumber speak 03-30-2009.)
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To: Utilizer

Amen.


40 posted on 06/04/2009 4:57:38 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Utilizer

Yes, as I said, that was unfortunate for everyone in the martial arts community, and for any who may have been deterred from joining it. Carridine struck two blows there, one to Bruce Lee (who should have been Caine) and another to his memory.


41 posted on 06/04/2009 5:35:04 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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