You hop no more.
Local media report that veteran actor David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room - apparently having hung himself in a closet using a curtain cord. David Carradine in Kung Fu The 73-year-old actor was in the city to shoot his latest movie, Stretch. His personal manager Chuck Binder described the news as " …
You hop no more.
Apparently he was found hanged.
Oook! Oooooook! Ook!
great actor... sad to hear he took the easy way out. you'll be missed!
RIP, Grasshopper. Oh, and be careful in your final race...
(tombstone for reasons other than the one El Reg suggests, of course.)
Other news sources reported that he was found on the floor of the wardrobe with a rope tied around his neck and body...
No-one has mentioned whether he might have been drugged before being killed.
It's also pretty hard to shut a hotel wardrobe door from the inside when you're all tied up...
The neck, I understand... but the privates?
Could it be a severe case of the blue balls in his old age?
? Suicide or.... ?
He was a good actor, I enjoyed his stuff.
Sorry, I have absolutely no clue when it comes to celebrity names. For the benefit of anyone in the same boat as myself. It's that bloke from that old kung fu program. You know the one, he played a blind kung fu dude or something, I think.
Long (ish) hair.
From the description of his final pose, sounds like he would have made an excellent Tory MP.
...and genitals?!? WTF?!?
he'll be back for the next race after the Swiss Doctors have a crack at fixing him.
In the name of Mr President, RIP David Carradine.
It's the black one with the hood, cape & mask.
I loved the original Death Race.
There seem to have been a lot of publicised suicides recently.
Possibly an auto-erotic thing?
Whether he meant to do it or an accident, 'tis a shame.
If Only he had made it out of the closet...
"Police said he was found "with a rope around his neck and genitals", according to a BBC report this afternoon. "
Yes, I know I'm a terrible person I will go and stand in the corner and face the wall.
"great actor... sad to hear he took the easy way out. you'll be missed!"
Didn't sound that easy to me - downright painful!! :(
There will be so many conspiracy theories about this now - he was masturbating, no, he was killed by triads, no, it was suicide, no, it was assassination, no, he was on drugs... etc etc.
Poor guy either way, although he lived a pretty sweet life.
"Possibly an auto-erotic thing?
Whether he meant to do it or an accident, 'tis a shame." ..... By Anonymous Coward Posted Thursday 4th June 2009 15:07 GMT
A manic psychotic episode? MkUltraSensitive? ..... for AIMaiden Madness In Sanity.
PsychoSIS. And an MuI7 ProgramMING.......... for Base IQs ..... FundaMental Free Radicals ........ XXXXistentialists.
The Bride: And what, pray tell, is the five-point-palm-exploding-heart technique?
Bill: Quite simply, the deadliest blow in all of martial arts. He hits you with his fingertips at five different pressure points on your body. And then he lets you walk away. But after you've taken five steps, your heart explodes inside your body, and you fall to the floor, dead.
Mort: HE HAD IT COMING
Surely you mean "Glasshopper"?
Nope, to "Who" - he wasn't the blind dude. That was his Master. "Glasshopper - you have much to learn"
(@Hmmm) Forgive me, but this isn't the first famous death to occur by hanging -tadger-in-full-view in a wardrobe?*
72? Christ-on-a-bike, I have trouble getting it up at 52. Never thought of using a rope.
But then, you should see my missus. Best not. Curdle your milk.
*As a friend of mine asked "Have you ever been caught masturbating in a wardrobe" (me) "No!" (friend) "Great place to hide, ain't it?"
Cheap coffee-resistant keyboards at Tesco.
Jeez, why can't these auto-erotica peeps content themselves with jacking off like the rest of us with a bit of cheap hotel p0rn and a box of tissues close to (the other) hand?
Paris, she'd have shown him how it's done properly without topping yourself.
I remember him from Kung Fu, and Kill Bill.
A great loss...
It's called "doing a Michael Hutchence". Pushing yourself to the edge of consciousness whilst experiencing an orgasm.
Only, it's a really really stupid thing to do alone.
What a way to go, with your knob in a noose, in a wardrobe, in Bangkok hotel.
Exit stage left.
Step out of the cupboard AManFromMars, we know it's you...
You will regret that, Joe.
the classic asphyxi-wank.
Don't mess with rope in a wardrobe... you might ninja yourself.
What a shame to lose him. RIP, man.
...was rehearsing for a sequel to "Bound for Glory"
He was in Bangkok for heavens sake, he could go down to the nearest club (usually within a stones throw of any hotel and bar-fined a chick within minutes, yet he chooses to go Auto-erotic in the closet? He must have been Catholic.
Then big-up to the guy for still cracking one out and having a bit of a wild side at the age of 73! :-)
We're waiting for the IT angle.....
Was he well hanged, or well hung?
Keith, I have enjoyed your work since I saw you on Kung Fu, imitating you on the school playground.
Recently, I thought you were great on Kill Bill and looked forward to seeing you again soon.
Alas, no more. WTF happened? Why couldn't Peter Andre have taken your place?
Paris should have been with you to make your last moments easier...
"I've killed a hell of a lot of people to get to this point. But I have only one more. The last one, the one I'm driving to right now. The only one left. And when I arrive at my destination, I am gonna kill Bill."
Rumours that police are searching for a blond woman carrying a Hanzo sword remain unconfirmed..
When translated from Bangkokian, "Police identifies a suicide" is "Journalists may come with money".
So she got him in the end...
Mine's still... in the wardrobe...
His box set of Kung Fu dvd's are some of my favorite of all time!
I'll have to watch them all again now...
And if anyone is looking for an IT angle in all this his brother Robert Carradine played one of the biggest nerds ever in Revenge of the Nerds I and II!
or did he write the concept and it got pinched by Warner Ninja Bros.
Well if you are going to reveal the secret arts, then see what happens.
Yes they all look like accidents don't they, very impressive.
You've inspired us all during our childhood, with your "kung fu" series. You kept us all company thru the TV.
Rest in peace, Grasshopper.
PS: And I really would NEVER EVER imagine kwai chang caine dying inside a wardrobe with his balls tied up.
I'd heard of a few interviews where he'd sit every evening with a loaded gun and think about eating it, just as an interesting philosophical excercise. Always figured he'd end up doing himself in somehow.
Shame though. He did a lot of good as an ambassador for the martial arts - how many people got into them in the 70's because of him? Add that to the publicity work he's done for the more positive side of the arts since then, he did a lot of good. Shame he had to have this as his final legacy. He's forever going to be known as "The Wanking Grasshopper".
Love the Wikipedia bit posted by Paul @ 1459. For those who can't be arsed to go there yourselves (and I don't blame you, I always want a shower after visiting WikiLand), the sentence in question, under the subheading of 'Death' on DC's WikiBio is:
"The cause of death was a ninja assasination in the middle of the night. Carradine was unable to fend off the attack because his buddy Chuck Norris was passed out drunk."
I'm sure it's gonna be moderated off Wikipedia, but, let's keep it for posterity.....
As Paul refers,
<wikipedia>"The cause of death was a ninja assasination in the middle of the night. Carradine was unable to fend off the attack because his buddy Chuck Norris was passed out drunk."
Paul has now been added to my Keyboard Debt club
... and went out with a hang^H^H^H^Hbang...
Two things I can't believe:
1) That some bozo is asking where the IT angle is in an entertainment article. There's always going to be one, isn't there? It's one of life's constants.
2) That no one has mentioned the unfortunate title of the film he was shooting in Bangkok.
Watch this, he'll spring out of the coffin, do a 360 degree spin kick and then start laughing at the guests who thought he wanked himself to death.
I understand that self-asphyxiation is supposed to heighten the auto-erotic experience - never tried it myself and doubt if I ever will. But what was the point of getting inside a wardrobe to commit this act? The mind boggles...
Paris, 'cos you can lead a horse to water, but that girl knows the way to Bangkok.
Hung while filming 'Stretch'.... Irony Sucks
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