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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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106.

veronique    

i m 99 percent sure that david caradine he invited a lady boy remember he is in thailand and had sex with one in some weird sex and he might get caught doing weird sex or not before he finishes he died of heart attack or could be of anything but definately he slept with a draq queen

1974 days ago
107.

Ranee Mc Cormick    

I dont think he would ever commit sucide. He was so gentle in kungfu and I believe that to be his real peersonality. This was awful!If his hands were tied behind his back, how could he be sucide!?Blessings to his family. It makes me sad.

1974 days ago
108.

misterbudd    

jesus christ people this is 2009 people are more open to wild and strange sex nowdays whatever gets you off is the thing.. if david was into strange sex it is no big deal and no reason for his family to be ashamed .and it is possible to tie yourself up that way.you tie yourself up then step thru the roape so maybe he got too excited and maybe he panicked maybe had a heart attack because he couldent get out of the roapes are maybe heard someone coming who knows.but im sure no one had anything to do with it that had anything to do with bruce lee .i mean come on people be for real.jees he was 72 and could still get it up that is great.let him reast in peace and give his famile a break......misterbudd

1974 days ago
109.

natalie    

for gosh sakes, this stinks all over of inefficiency. have the united states investigate, or keep pressure on bangkok.... this is very definately a very suspicious situation. he obviously was murdered, hello?????????????????????????????????

bs that there wasnt someone else there, he was dead 12 hours before they found him, hello?????????

my condolences to the carradine family. may david rest in peace, i think he has earned it. and please when you post news, post news, and not some silly sexual assumptions, that is just so irresponsible, whatever happened to legitimate journalism??

david will never, ever be forgotten.....

God bless carradine family....my heart goes out to you, david will never be forgotten.

1974 days ago
110.

crabfisher 101 pacifica ca    

THIS SOUNDS LIKE A PERFECT CASE FOR DR, LEE , THE #1 FORENSIC MAN, .
IF DAVID;S HANDS WERE TIED AT BACK, MAYBE HE HIRED A THAI BAR GIRL , OR HIGH -CLASS
PROSTITUTE FOR SERVICES, AND SOMERTHING WENT WRONG AND SHE SPLIT.

LEE WOULD CHECK ANY EVIDENCE FOR DNA ON DAVES GENITALS , CIG BUTTS, FINGER PRINTS THROUGHT
THE ROOM, DOORS ,BATH ROOM , HAIR FIBERS, ETC . HALL AND HOTEL CAMERAS, WITNESSES.
THAT SAW HIM THAT EVENING. WERE ROPES BROUGHT IN OR PART OF HOTEL FIXTURE,
HOPE THIS HELPS , DAVE

1974 days ago
111.

Rocky    

I also am thinking sexual asphyxiation, They usually are found in a closet and they do sometimes bind there hands, Its how they get off. I don't mean to piss anybody off I'm just telling it like i see it, I liked the guy.

1974 days ago
112.

Tasha    

I agree, this was a desperate act by a lonely man. However, to the poster who wondered why David was in Thailand. He wasn't there for the perverted reasons as you stated, he was filming a movie. Doesn't sound like he would take his life during the middle of a movie but then who knows whaty goes on in anyone's mind. If if he did die accidently due to sexual asphyixiation (sp,?) which maybe what actually happened. As the Police Officer posted, they see it all the time. People never think they will die during the act, then oops! As a health care professional, I have seen it in the ER as well. DOA! The only factor that is suspicious maybe the fact that he was in Thailand well known for many heinous "activities", let's say. However he was in a "luxury hotel" and I am sure had security personnel, etc. This one is a tough one to solve as the autopsy was basically inconclusive. The autopsy was done in Thailand. I wonder if the family will pay for an indepenent autopsy here in the States by Dr. Baden or Henry Lee. However, they know HOW he died but the manner may always remain a mystery!

1974 days ago
113.

Rocky    

I had a call once, The guy's brain was fried from rat poisoning laced in some pot he bought, 14 years later we get a call for a suicide. The same guy tied his hands from the front then stepped threw his hands to get them behind him, Then ran across the attic and jumped threw the window head first 3 stories, So it can happen.

1973 days ago
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