Actor David Carradine was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, an apparent suicide:

“I can confirm that we found his body, naked, hanging in the closet,” Teerapop said. He said police suspected suicide.


The Web site of the Thai newspaper The Nation said Carradine could not be contacted after he failed to appear for a meal with the rest of the film crew on Wednesday, and that his body was found by a hotel maid Thursday morning. It said a preliminary police investigation found that he had hanged himself with a cord used with the suite’s curtains. It cited police as saying there was no sign that he had been assaulted.

Of course he wasn’t assaulted – he was Kwai Chang Caine, dammit, who is going to assault him? The younger crowd probably knows him from the Kill Bill movies. But to me, Carradine will always be the quiet Shaolin Monk who kicked the asses of the morally corrupt and depraved in the early seventies.

“I seek not to know the answers, but to understand the questions.”