David Carradine buried as police continue investigation

June 16th, 2009 - 1:47 am ICT by John Le Fevre  

David Carradine Family, former co-stars and other Hollywood friends have attended the funeral of veteran actor David Carradine who was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room earlier this month.

Among the 400 guests at the invitation-only service was Michael Madsen, Jane Seymour, Tom Selleck, Frances Fisher, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Edward James Olmos, Ali Larter, James Cromwell, and Rob Schneider.

Madsen and Liu both starred alongside Carradine in Quentin Tarantino’s two-part Kill Bill movies and Carradine married his fifth and current wife, Annie Bierman, at Madsen’s home in 2004.

The funeral lasted more than two hours and security ensured only invited guests gained entry.

Keith Carradine briefly appeared outside before the service and greeted some people before heading back inside, with the rest of the Carradine family staying well out of view of reporters and camera crews.

Carradine is perhaps best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine, a wandering, fugitive monk in the 70s hit show Kung Fu.

The service, held at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, included The Beatles’ Let It Be and Ludwig von Beethoven’s Requiem for a Fallen Hero.

The 72-year-old actor He was in Bangkok filming his latest movie Stretch when he was found naked, hanging inside a closet in his suite at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park hotel with a cord around his neck connected to another around his penis on June 4.

Thai police continue to investigate the case, but evidence from the scene and the autopsy performed in Thailand indicates he died from autoerotic asphyxiation.

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