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RIP David Carradine

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:23 am
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/media/ALeqM5iXfu2NkY05g1AtsJZUW9nM1wol8A?size=s2

BANGKOK (AP) " U.S. actor David Carradine, best known for his roles in the 1970s TV series 'Kung Fu' and the Kill Bill movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital Bangkok.
A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-lead actor. He said Carradine died either later Wednesday or early Thursday, but he could not reveal further details out of consideration for his family.
The Web site of the newspaper The Nation, citing unnamed police sources, said Carradine was found Thursday hanged in his luxury hotel room, and is believed to have committed suicide.

i was not a big kung-fu fan, but loved him in the kill bill movies
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:25 am
Oh that sucks.

I do hope that it was his choice to go though, and that he was not forced into it.
Right to life, right to death .
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:34 am
@djjd62,
I liked that guy. Sorry to hear this news.
Letty
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:38 am
@rosborne979,
Thanks, dj. I liked grasshopper as well. Never saw one Kill Bill, however. Guess we'll have to wait and see about the later details.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:44 am
@djjd62,
Carradine had some colorful rumors surrounding his life. I was never sure how much of it was true.

I thought he was great in Kung Fu (even though I would have preferred to see Bruce Lee in that role, but history would have been different... ah well), and I liked him in Circle of Iron and Kill Bill also.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:49 am
Awww... I liked him. He was a good actor.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:57 am
David Carradine was a talented actor who knew what moviemaking was all about. I remember that he played the bad guy in a Chuck Norris movie. Although Norris was a world champion martial artist, Carradine's fight scenes looked better on film. Carradine was trained as a dancer not a martial artist. He knew better than Norris how to make a fight look visually more interesting. In my opinion, movies are primarily a visual art form.

Carradine was chilling in the Kill Bill movies.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 09:04 am
I had a crush on Kwai Chang Caine when I was about 12.
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 10:36 am
@Green Witch,
I loved him too and the Kung Fu series when I was a little one.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 11:45 am
I also liked him in Bound For Glory - a bio film of Woody Guthrie. I think I got the title right.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 02:28 pm
I also liked his Kung Fu and the "KF: The Legend Continues" TV series.

Having said that, he was an odd duck from all accounts that I have read. He was into holistic stuff and eating organic, but was an alcoholic. Go figure!

I feel sorry for his family, having committed suicide.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 03:11 pm
RIP, Grasshopper.

You gave me many hours of TV and movie enjoyment with Kung Fu
TV show and the Kill Bill movies. If it's true that you had commit suicide (not proven yet), then may you RIP. I wish the best for his surviving family members .
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 07:55 pm
From the circumstances in whch he was found, it may not have been suicide, but accidental death.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:06 pm
@chai2,
I'm guessing you have an aversion to word"suicide;"at age 99 my grandmother phoned me one evening and said "Bob-Rea, I'm real tired and I think I will die tonight. She was totally coherent, I made small agument but called my mother, the next morning (breakfast time) my grandmother was dead. was that suicide?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:08 pm
@dyslexia,
i think mebbe she is talkin' bout that auto erotic asphyxiation thing...

(though may he rest in peace)
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:10 pm
@Rockhead,
I saw that story, rock, but couldn't bring myself to describe it.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:20 pm
@Rockhead,
At 72 you would think a person would be over that stuff, but you never know.
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raprap
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 08:52 pm
I once went on a David Carradine movie kick---renting every movie I could find with him in it. No matter how shlockey his movies had a certain air.

His movies include one of my favorite western--The Long Riders and he is Cole Younger.

He was also in the original Deathe Race 2000, with Sylverted Stallon.

RIP David---but you'll never be completely gone as long as your remembered.

Rap
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Deckland
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 09:14 pm
Lest in peace glasshopper ..
Great actor .. great loss ..
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2009 10:10 am
@Deckland,
Deckland wrote:

Lest in peace glasshopper ..
Great actor .. great loss ..

Strange circumstances of death also. It's starting to sound like his death may have been as dramatic as his career.
 

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