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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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O.J. SIMPSON was found dead in his Hell cell hung by the head with his penis in his hand.

1876 days ago


family would not be near as embarrased if people would leave it alone and leave the comments to themselves instead of making vile comments

1876 days ago


He was there making a film. Yes Thailand has a rep for prostitution of underage boys & girls & such. Yes many musicians & celeb males have been found dead from the auto erotic accidental suffocation. Even middle schoolers here in the states. Sex & sexual gratification are natural. I have not tried choking myself duringlike that but if it enhances then I am not suprised people would & would not consider them a freak. only human. We don't know that is the case here & I personally would not think less of David even if it was. Always a fan of his work . Rest in Peace.,

1876 days ago


7. Auto-erotic asphyxiation would bethe correct term.

In other words, he tied himself up in order to increase his masturbation experience and he could not get himself untied fast enough afterwards.
He came and went at the same time.

Posted at 11:15AM on Jun 5th 2009 by Renee

Renee LMAO!

1876 days ago

karake jim    

something sounds fishie to me.. it could be a cover up to murder.

1876 days ago


I think people make cracks about it because it's unbearably sad and humor helps people cope with tragedy. That doesn't make it an admirable thing to do - in some cultures, it's even considered a curse on oneself to speak badly about the dead - but it's human nature, and to be expected. Everyone is guilty of something, and the opportunity to dump on a dead guy is a way of shifting some of that guilt off of their own shoulders and pretend that they are somehow "better" and smarter. It's an illusion of course, but a very common one. And the more a person hates himself, the meaner they tend to be in an anonymous venue like this.

It's shocking, sad, and embarrassing. I don't believe it was suicide.

I thought Carradine was brilliant in "Ulee's Gold."

My condolences to his family.

1876 days ago

karake jim    

when I said something sounds fishy. Im a police officer no one strips down to hang them self. and he was working on a new movie. he had no reason to hang himself. I think this is a cover up to a murder.

1876 days ago

Michele D    

I was very sorry to learn about Carradine's death. Thailand is major Asian city. People go there for many reasons. The guy was working there.

1876 days ago


Mr. Carradine was inspirational, he made interesting movies. We enjoyed watching his choice of characters he played. What true hollywood it is die without us knowing why or how it happened. May God rest his soul and bless his family. We cannot be the judge if what we read is true or not. Remember, investigating a foreigh country is difficult. Their government and police is not like the US. Crime is generally higher in a country where there's people in poverty. Why the producer chose a foreign country to film, made have saved money. To say the least if they prove that he killed himself, nobody has to pay his family. No insurance company would want to say it was murder. The word murder don't favor either parties, such as Thailand or the money people (who owes him money). Good luck, solving this case without tampered evidence or uncooperative hotel who wouldn't give their survellience videos so quickly.

1876 days ago

James Ryan    

Check out the Netflix listing for David Carradine. Seems like he was involved in the movie My Suicide....strange twist to this tale.

My Suicide (2008)
Buster's Class Project

After declaring that he's going to film himself committing suicide for a school project, Archie (Gabriel Sunday) videotapes his surprising interactions with worried family members, interested classmates, unreliable medical experts and the hottest girl in school (Brooke Nevin). A truthful look into the hearts and minds of modern-day teenagers, this dark comedy features appearances by David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway and Harry Shearer.

1875 days ago


How do you tie your own hands behind your back you ask? Easy ! Tie them in front, bend over and reach toward the ground and step over your wrists until your hands are now behind your heels and stand up straight ! lmao

1875 days ago


Wow, I have never read the comments on this site before. I'm shocked.

1875 days ago


All evidence points to autoerotic asphyxiation. The ligature, his hands bound, and rope binding his genitals. He had some sort of safety device, but passed out before he could release it. The complex ligatures indicate that he has been practicing this form of "sexual Russian roulette" for quite some time. Info from a forencics point of view here (cut and paste to browser.),M1

1875 days ago


The Grasshopper finished his last hurrah in humiliated disgust because he worshiped Sex instead of Jesus Christ.
"Just as it is appointed for men to die once then comes Judgment"
May his kids take this as a warning. Gods will is that none should perish. Unfortunately our addictions get the best of us unless
we have a savior. There is salvation if we ask. There is peace if we ask. He was tormented all his life and fixated over sex.
May God have mercy over his soul.

1875 days ago
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