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Carradine's Rep -- David's Hands Were Tied

6/5/2009 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David CarradineNow we know why David Carradine's family thinks foul play may have been involved in the actors death -- his manager tells us Carradine was found with his hands tied behind his back.

Chuck Binder, Carradine's manager, tells us he firmly believes Carradine did not take his own life -- nor does he think David died accidentally. Binder says the family has been told Carradine's hands were immobilized by the rope.

Carradine was found by a hotel maid Thursday morning with a rope tied around his neck and another around his genitals in a Bangkok hotel room.

UPDATE: Thai police are now recognizing David's death may not have been a suicide, by saying, "It is unclear whether he committed suicide or not or [whether] he died of suffocation or heart failure." Police say he could have died from an "accidental suffocation."

UPDATE: 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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61.

CorkiDeCat    

I always thought he was creepy.... He use to be with Barbara Hershey.. who is now with Naveen Andrews of LOST.. They bragged in a magazine about really "doing it" while they where filming a love scene for BOXCAR BERTHA during the 60-70's time period. Had a kid they named FREE.. later changed it to something else when the acid wore off..

1944 days ago
62.

lola    

Johnny,
How the hell do you know that, you sick SOB

1944 days ago
63.

Keith    

Why not use a bottle of lotion. It's much safer.

1944 days ago
64.

chancesr    

How embarrassing for the family!! On Larry King's show last night, the members of his panel were saying that Carradine had been married in 2004 and was extremely in love with his wife. Rest in Peace, David!!

1944 days ago
65.

James    

What is this crud.Assasins would not kill someone and leave them naked with a rope on their neck and genitals.They just do the job and leave.No one is that creative.Bondage is another turn-on for people.Restraint,bondage.With the hands tied.Perhaps he was thrusting or through your other muscles you can still stimulate yourself.I guess they're trying to spin the story.David died in some kinky sex play that went wrong.Why didn't he have a Thai hooker just blow him?.Feels great.Whether he was alone or with a hooker,is yet to be known.Assasins don't do that.They just kill and leave.

1944 days ago
66.

LH    

Just another hippies era icon DEAD. "The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread around the world. The word hippie derives from hipster, and was initially used to describe people who created their own communities, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, and used drugs such as cannabis and LSD to explore alternative states of consciousness." (Wikipedia)

1944 days ago
67.

Angela Correa-Becker    

One town's very like another
When your head's down over your pieces, brother

1944 days ago
68.

awwwwwwww    

You people scream like maggots when some of us put down that skank angelina, but then you come to this sad story and spill your vile crap after a man has died?
Have some respect...The man had talent and will always be remembered for his amazing acting talents...R.I.P Mr. Carradine...

1944 days ago
69.

Ziggy    

He was having kinky sex with an underage hooker. Happens all the time. So embarrassing to get caught like that.

So what he was happily married? Doesn't mean he wasn't dabbling in the local culture and cheating on his wife. As old as he was, he should have taken his Geritol and gone to bed early, not tying his genitals up and hanging around in a closet. You can best believe he was not alone. He hired someone to tie him up to have a kinky show down.

The Thai authorities are telling the truth, he was alone. He was alone when the maid found him. Too bad the manager didn't get there first, he could have covered it all up by removing the genital rope and make it look like he committed suicide, but as it stands, he was found the way he was. How embarrassing.

1944 days ago
70.

Ziggy    

Sounds like kinky erotica to me. Especially the part about the penis shrine in his hotel room. Who travels with a penis shrine? Can you imagine it? An old grandpa found bound with his penis in a rope. He may have been a great actor but the truth is, in his private life he was a horny kinky old man. I hope his soul rests in peace. At least his art is still here for us to admire.

1944 days ago
71.

mike l    

Guess he came and went at the same time.

1944 days ago
72.

Delicious    

wow, they need to get videos of who entered his hotel room... If you're going to hang yourself why tie up your balls? someon freak was with him... I bet you!

1944 days ago
73.

Ziggy    

To #84. Yes, it is sad the man has died and yes he was talented. But, he was a married man and was supposingly so happily married and in love with his wife. He was a celebrity and when celebrities die this way, everyone will speculate on what actually happened.

Given the fact he was in Thailand and the fact he died with a "PENIS SHRINE" in his room and given the fact he died in a deviant sexual manner, its safe to say he was an outright pervert. A talented pervert, but still a pervert. Yes, his family is grieving their loss and so are his fans and his colleagues, but it's absolutely overwhelming he made this choice and died this way. He will always be remembered for the way he died first and then for his body of work. This will be his legend.

1944 days ago
74.

Ms.Rita    

The news in LA said he also had a string around his penis. Why too much InformationI! WTF!

Family must really be embarressed

1944 days ago
75.

TooManyGreenEyedMonsters    

some of you people make me sick to my stomach. The man is dead. His family and friends are suffering and all you can do is make cracks about him. What ever really happened is truely a travesty. let thye man rest in peace and have sympathy for his family. Have all of you lived such a life that you can live in a glass house? He was a fantastic actor. He proved that many times over. Why can't you remember him for those times rather than make up stuff that you know nothing about?
I have more respect for him than I do for Angelina Jolie the skag home wrecker.

1944 days ago
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