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Carradine's Family Suspicious of Death

6/5/2009 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Carradine's family believes foul play was involved in the actor's death because they've been told he was found with his hands tied behind his back.

Earlier today, Thai police added to the mystery saying, "It is unclear whether [David] committed suicide or not or [whether] he died of suffocation or heart failure." Police say he could have died from an "accidental suffocation."

David's body was discovered in his Bangkok hotel room early Thursday morning -- police said there was rope wrapped around his neck and genitals.

Initially cops suspected suicide, but Carradine's close friends and family immediately refuted the claim -- saying David would never do that to himself. But cops say there's no evidence to suggest anyone was in the room at the time of David's death.

Now, suspicions of foul play are growing even stronger among family members who claim the hotel has been incredibly slow in turning over surveillance video to cops.

We've been told by the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok that David's body was shipped back to the States Friday evening (Thailand is 14 hours ahead of PST).

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Alice    

I would have guessed sexual asphyxiation, BUT now the are saying his hands were tied behind his back? I really don't know what has happened. I guess only time will tell!

1781 days ago
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PornStarRetired    

Hey Tim..... how about you find a life.

1781 days ago
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DGMUSE    

Has anyone considered that David's possible murder may be linked to revenge for his having done Kung Fu. They say that Bruce Lee's murder was related to his having created the series and divulged ancient Asian secrets to the West. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the motive. Or it could have been something we'll never have the answer to.

1781 days ago
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Pompilia    

What a great loss! And shame on you to the newspapers and big mouth people which spread rumors about the way he died. My God!!!!!! Let him rest in peace!!! My sincere condolences to his family!!!! A great actor and a wonderful person, May he rest in peace!

1781 days ago
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Dharma    

it seems like hands tied behind his back, imgaine that... why would commit suicide by binding them hands, body and hanging themselves. a sexual play is possible but otherwise its murder. not an accident. to bad and so sad, loved him.

1781 days ago
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sbhappe34    

There was a lot of discusion yesterday no way would David would have committed suicide.Well you people were all correct.How he was tied up how could they could they make people believe it was suicide? In some of his movies he done the impossible but I don't think he could do this.

1781 days ago
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delphine    

I think his family would probably prefer this be the foul play angle than sexual asphyxiation (or prefer we think that). I mean, what an embarrassing scandal.

1781 days ago
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Johnny Sacks    

Wow, must be nice having buckets of cash to lay around on the beach all day! Half of these celebrities wouldnt know what real work was if it jumped up onto their laps and whistled dixie!

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1781 days ago
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rtmoore77    

I agree that the truth will come out. It is sad that his family has to watch the personal details of this being flashed across the web. He was a great, very talented man. It is a shame this happened at all, much less in a foreign country where it will hard to get details and the same cooperation they would receive here in the States.

1781 days ago
10.

G    

sounds like a prostitute thing gone wrong...possibly a botched robbery

1781 days ago
11.

Pete    

What a way to go and yes rest in peace. He had a heart attack while persuing some sexual fantasies. Jeez, just let it go.

1781 days ago
12.

craig    

This seems very strang that his arms were tied
i feel he was put there from the bed as HE WAS HAVING KICKY SEX AT THE TIME AND IT WENT SERIOUSLY WRONG I BELIEVE THAT HE WAS PUT IN THE WARDROME FOR TIME FOR THEM TO DISPOSE OF THE BODY AND IT WAS FOUND BY MISTAKE ITS A SAD LOSS AND HE NOW AS PEACE GOD BLESS







1781 days ago
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Victoria    

I think David Carradine was sexually into heavy bondage and suffocation to reach orgasm and sometimes people accidentally go overboard with it.

1781 days ago
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Nancy    

Sounds like the work of Chinese mafia to me. Just a hunch on my part.

1781 days ago
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KC    

HE HAD NO REASON TO DIE. THIS WAS MURDER. who ties your own genitals up and hands BEHIND YOUR BACK? HOW?...his family is correct. Someone didn't like him and we'll never know who it was. But he's gotten away with it. If I was the cops, I'd find out, WHO was in his room last and if there was cameras in a hallway?

1781 days ago
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