David Carradine found dead inside a closet

June 5th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD  

David Carradine David Carradine, an American actor who was best known for the 1970s TV series “Kung Fu,” was found dead inside the closet of a hotel room in Bangkok with a rope tied to his neck and genitals. Taking the dead body out of the closet, the Thai Police said that the cause of death may have been accidental suffocation.

The lifeless body of the 72 year old actor was discovered on Thursday in his luxury suite at Bangkok’s Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel. The Thai police had initially taken the death to be self-inflicted. However, at present this perspective of Carradine’s death is being questioned by Carradine’s associates.

After the discovery of the body, Police Lt. Gen. Worapong Chewprecha told the media that Carradine’s body was found with a rope “tied around his penis and another rope around his neck.” Chewprecha further added “The two ropes were tied together, it is unclear whether he committed suicide or not or he died of suffocation or heart failure due to an orgasm.”

Later, the body was taken to the Chulalongkorn Hospital’s Autopsy Center, where an autopsy on Carradine was completed by Friday. However, no reports regarding the autopsy have been released so far either by the police authorities or by the hospital authorities.

Dr. Nanthana Sirisap, the director of Chulalongkorn Hospital’s Autopsy Center, told the reporters on Friday, “the death of Carradine did occur in unusual circumstances and that was the main reason why the autopsy was conducted.” He did elaborate anything further on the matter.

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