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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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it doesnt matter if the man liked kinky sex , that was his thang , what matters is that his hands were tied & more than likely noone will pay!!!

1931 days ago



1931 days ago


They need to go back on the video 12 to 15 hours, he was dead over 12. And then find when he last enters room and check from there for other person(s) entering. Why the closet? The only place in a hotel where your body weight would be supported, he must have done this a lot. I wonder if he ever had one of those clothes poles break on him? His ex's know if nothing else, when you have a proclivity for such things yo tend to try to get you other half involved, Oh well, now I hear him mentioned and that is what I'll think of.

1931 days ago

jim taylor

1931 days ago


His hands were not tied behind his back....they were tied in front and up above his head. Facts are from the police log itself. This family is just embarrassed and trying to use the media to lessen how embarrassing this is for all of them.

1931 days ago


It's shady to say the least!

suicide - one of the top 3 stupidest things I heard today on NBC

The guy had everything to live for.

He had got himself clean and into fitness years ago and was going to shoot a film in tailand in two weeks.

I heard from my buddy who works at MTV. He knows one of his groupies. He was found with his hands tied swinging in the closet of his hotel with an apple in his mouth.

tai mafia - thier version of a mexican necktie

Common in tailand I guess. They are well known for killing porn actresses this way. They probably know who is responsible but are paid to say suicide or whatever. They don't care either. Those responsible will never come to justice. Just counting their cash.

What a waste of life just for the insurance money on the production.

His talent will be missed.

Kill Bill is a classic.

1930 days ago


Before you start making harsh, snap judgements by calling this man a 'perv' and making crude jokes about his death, remember their are people grieving his loss. He was someone's brother, uncle, son, friend, etc. not just some juicy piece of celebrity gossip. I know this is hard on his family, and they don't need the public bad-mouthing their loss.

1929 days ago

ashley lenartson    

Too bad he is gone. Either he did it in one of his twisted scenarios or someone helped him. Sorry to hear this and that there was one more day of shooting on the film. Sad, sad, sad. If I was well known, I would want to just live my life instead of playing twisted games in my spare time. Next...

Ashley Lenartson

1929 days ago
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