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Carradine Photo Reveals Fishnet Stocking

6/7/2009 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David CarradineWe've just seen a higher resolution image of the photo that appears to be David Carradine's body hanging in his hotel room -- and it shows what seems consistent with an auto-erotica scenario ... at least from outward appearances.

The photo -- published by a Thai tabloid -- shows a body suspended from a bar in a closet, with his hands bound together above his head. Carradine's genitals were also tied.

But the new sharper image also reveals what appears to be fishnet stockings covering the body. You can also see red women's lingerie on the bed. And, it appears, Carradine may have been wearing a dark wig.

Although there are signs this could have been a sexual act that turned accidentally deadly, family sources say they are still suspicious of the circumstances and have not ruled out homicide.

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rachelle    

A lot of this goes on with celebrities. It is sick. It shoukd not be made public. Kids get on line and read this and may rhink it's a great sex act. Carrdine knew the act was dangerous, so be it. I feel for his family but not him. Sexual satifaction can be reached without going to that extreem. He took the chance and lost. So be it.

1873 days ago
17.

X************X    

The picture is all over the web, just do a search -- I easily found it in 3 different places. I would imagine TMZ is removing or replacing links because of possible lawsuits.

1873 days ago
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hahahaha!    

and yet respond you did No Fan .. maybe next time actually 'discuss' instead of trying to inflame things by tossing in some stupid comment about kids that has nothing to do with the story.. except in your sick perverted mind that is.

1873 days ago
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hahahaha!    

Actually this is something parents SHOULD talk to kids about because kids 'try things' and often don't realize the dangers. Death by auto erotic play is actually more common in teens and young people than older people. When you shun all discussion that's when things happen. Right now there are kids playing the 'pass out game' same concept .. get high by starving the brain of oxygen and blood.. this should be discussed not ignored. Kid's find this stuff online on sites like Gaia, which by the way is geared towards kids so if you think TMZ should quit because a kid might see this and try it you are sadly mistaken. It's an opportunity to show kids how dangerous this is and it's not a thrill, and not something to 'try'.

1873 days ago
20.

Keifer not ok    

Agreed, Peachykeen. As mentioned before in my other posts there is no way in hell this is David Carradine. Every single thing is the opposite of what it should be. I think the Thai paper may even say "this is not David Carradine but an example of another body found" - how do we know, not reading Thai?

1873 days ago
21.

amy    

I could not find the picture. Anyone willing to clue me in on where to look?

1873 days ago
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hahahaha!    

Try going to a site called ' bittenandbound.com ' there is a link there.. and I'm with others who think this doesn't seem like him.. I mean it could be but it's certainly obscure.. could be anyone. And it's not a closet, not even a "dressing room" as one version of the story called it, it looks like a small bedroom. I really have my doubts about the picture, though not so much so about the story.

1873 days ago
23.

Disturbed    

Oh yes, because you all would know EXACTLY what David Carradine looked like naked, in a hanging position, from the BACK/SIDE angle, and after being dead for at least 12 hours. He was in his 70's. To even suggest that the picture is not him because it's not "muscular" is RIDICULOUS.
Some of you idiots are so dumb it's just unbelievable. They are forensic photos and if you think THAT is the only one, you are even more of an idiot than originally thought. You will (I'm sure) find a way to say it's not really him when a frontal picture shows up. His hands were only above his head because when he died, his body slumped down which means his body dropped into the position you see in the picture, which raised his hands. The rope was around his NECK, hands and genitals because THINK ABOUT IT MORONS - there would be no asphyxiation (sexually) if you just tied a rope around your neck and then tied it to your genitals. Which is why the rope is around the wrists and over the closet pole. He could control the amount of pull on the rope while he was doing his business - NOW STOP BEINGS IDIOTS.

1873 days ago
24.

adamson    

I think it was beyond the line even to write this ARTICLE that has to deal with the picture. This is going too far.

1873 days ago
25.

Karen    

WTF TMZ Fishnets? black wig? what kinda ppl you got looking at the pic? first of all its censored a black dot over the face and blurred out from the waist down. and the darker color from the waist down is where the blood from his body is settled down. that just shows he was dead for hours. example when you die if you are laying on your back the blood starts to settle and your back, butt and legs will start to turn a purpleis black color the longer you are dead the darker the color.so if your hanging for several hours after death the blood will start to settle down to your feet and legs.and how the hell did he tie his hands above his head? and strangle himself with his feet on the floor? oh and yes I have a medical background,and have found several dead bodies in what I do.

1873 days ago
26.

SB    

I know its regular slipshod reporting, innuendo and making mountains out of mole hills on this site but you could at least spell his name correctly. Its Carradine not Carrdine.

1873 days ago
27.

Kasar99    

What was he thinking, going that close to China?

He had to know the Emperor's goons would be looking for him. The Chinese don't forget that easily.

1873 days ago
28.

Word2UrMother    

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1873 days ago
29.

PEPSI Generation    

They are making billions off this fake death of david Carradine hollywood PR feeding of the sharks.I just saw and talked with David Carradine he said they used a Cadaver double because they use doubles on the set all the time,The time was right to cash in and he has a island somewhere ,he won`t say where,where he is retireing.The Ti goverment gets a cut for faking it and his family doctor is also on the take.His family will be taken care of for life and he will live out his life overseas as NO crime has been comitted in the USA by the fake death,The cadaver was a stunt double who passed away and his family gets taken care of for life also,He had to leave the States to set this all up and if he were to enter the states he could be held over to court.It is a old hollywood GIG who`s time had come again DIRT sells billions nowadays and hollywood and the internet knows it all too well.

1873 days ago
30.

Keifer not ok    

Well in fact we HAVE seen him in nothing but a loincloth doing many, many martial arts exercises, including some hanging or ...

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