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Carradine's Family Outraged Over Death Photo

6/7/2009 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David CarradineAs if they weren't dealing with enough -- the family of David Carradine is now "profoundly disturbed" by the publication of a photo that appears to be Carradine hanging in his hotel room.

The photo -- which Thai police believe was taken by the forensics team -- appeared on the cover of a Thai tabloid called "Thai Rath." The photo shows a naked body suspended from a bar in the closet, with his hands apparently bound together above his head.

The paper did not identify the source of the image.

Carradine's brother Keith released a statement that says, "The family wants it understood that, per attorney Mark Geragos, any persons, publications or media outlets will be fully prosecuted for invasion of privacy and causing severe emotional distress if the photos are published."

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16.

Ziggy    

Just saw the photos as well. I think they were photos of someone else, not Mr. Carradine. Person in the photo had dark curly hair, and that was definitely not a 1st class room, even by Thailand standards. May have been an example of what was found. Who knows.

He's dead, life goes on. I don't think we'll ever know what really happened there. Let his family Grieve in peace.

1873 days ago
17.

gus    

Mark Gerragos didn't waste any time getting his grubby little hands in the mix. What a bottom feeder.

1873 days ago
18.

X************X    

That is NOT black hair in the photo....it is a black circle to hide his face and additional black dots/smudges to hide other parts of his body.

1872 days ago
19.

Saint Subversive    

Ive seen the photo, and I think it should be released, because in my opinion, it very clearly shows that there was someone else involved. Ask yourself how someone "masturbates" with both hands tied securely above their head? He didnt do this alone, at the very least, someone else was involved and panicked, leaving him hanging there dead. At worst, they intentionally killed him and then hung him that way to make it look like a masturbatory "sex game" and ruin his legacy at the same time. Either way, this should absolutely be investigated by outside authorities. Carradine deserved better, and the infants who are turning this into an internet game of who can make the dumbest jagoff joke should be ashamed of themselves. Grow up already, kids. and Rest in Peace, David Carradine.

1872 days ago
20.

Fafhrd    

Well in Thailand and Asia they always publish death pictures in the newspaper so thats how it is and you can nothing do about it! To think that you can take any of these to court, well good luuk and remember -This is NOT US!

1872 days ago
21.

guinevere    

um, why would it be necessary to have a black dot covering the face of someone whose back is to the camera?

1872 days ago
22.

Cathy    

You can't pick your relatives.... my condolences to the family and all they have to continue to go through.

1872 days ago
23.

Don    

I saw the Photo and to me it is evidence that he did not commite suiside! His hands look bound above his head.
The person or persons who post this photo is sick and needs help.

1872 days ago
24.

Mike Villasenor    

Grasshopper, never tie rope around neck and wee wee. Bery bery dangerous Grasshopper!!

1872 days ago
25.

Revmrbill    

I really have gotten quite sick of all of this coverage. Yes, it is possible he committed suicide. Yes, it is possible he was murdered. The fact is, however, faux hanging has become a very popular means of masturbation. There is actually a medical reason why: when a man is hung (mind out of the gutter now) it is the body's natural reaction to ejaculate. I know you never saw that in all of those old westerns, but it is a fact. The man was trying to get his rocks off and well sadly he did.

1872 days ago
26.

Grandma G    

I for one think the family has a right to be angry. Im sure none of you would like a family member photographed after they died. And the I dont buy the Thai polices theory on the auto-erotic thing either. 1.his hands were tied so how did he tie a string or rope around this penis hang him self then tie his hands??????? has no one else wondered about this.Besides being in the medical profession and having took Psychcology couses. He doesnt fit the age group or profile.I think some thing is smelly in Bankok. I hope the family gets closure and the press butts out.

1872 days ago
27.

Keifer not ok    

Isn't he the guy that defended Scott Peterson and deliberately traumatized Lacey Petersons family with his cruel, insensitive stunts? Even court TV was surprised by his cruelty and games in that case.
Oh yes, Mark Geragos. Nice guy. It's more disturbing that David Carradine's name is now mixed up with MG.
And I don't think that pic is David - even the skin color is way too dark. If it was death discoloration would be different.
But it's clearly more of an example than the actual scene itself. Looks like a dump. I've been in luxury suites in BKK and this is not one of them.

1872 days ago
28.

sierrarose    

DAVID CARRADINE WAS A GOOD ACTOR WHO GAVE MANY PEOPLE JOY IN HIS LIFETIME. HIS FAMILY IS RIGHT TO ASK FOR A SECOND AUTOPSY AND A SEPARATE INVESTIGATION. THEY ARE ALSO RIGHT IN ASKING THAT THIS PHOTO, WHATEVER ITS' LEGITIMACY, NOT BE PUBLISHED OR VIEWED BY THE PUBLIC. WHATEVER CARRADINE WAS OR WAS NOT DOING, HIS FAMILY HAS THE RIGHT TO BURY HIM WITH SOME DIGNITY AND PEACE.

1872 days ago
29.

Keer-eh Khar    

#2 in comments above: You asked how old was his prostiture was SHE 5, 6, 7...
Did you mean to ask how odl was his prostitute, was HE 9, 10, 12? :):):)

"Kill Bill" allright; Umma had nothing over this way of going baby.

1872 days ago
30.

DONNA    

He was a sick person!!!!

1872 days ago
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