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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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31.

xoxox    

so is the attorney going to track down everyone that posts his pic. The stories that was said are not adding up to that pic... idk Pics like those are huge in that coutry and others so who know if that is really him. Unfortunate what happen but guess we should all remember what you do in the dark will come to light. My heart do go out to his family.

1942 days ago
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brutus9    

I don't understand what everyone on here is taking about when they say he "got what he deserved" or "it was Karma." Are you serious? I mean, yeah, what he was into was really weird, maybe even sick, but did he really deserve to die for it? It's not like he was hurting anyone else. Your all hypocrites, and speaking of Karma, saying such horrible things about someone you didn't even know...well, Karma will catch up with you, too.

1942 days ago
33.

gotch    

Aww, cmon chris... I can tell you've never been to Thailand. Thay have some of the most beautiful ADULT women you could imagine.

1941 days ago
34.

tambo    

I believe this was an accidental suicide not an intentional one and not a murder. People do all sorts of things to increase the arousal level of a sexual experience. I believe he was just trying to use a technique that elevates an orgasm by decreasing the blood flow to the brain, and he accidentally took it too far. I feel really badly for his family, but they should not be embarrassed for themselves or for him. It was just a tragic accident. Had he or his family bought that one book that is sweeping the counrty, they would have been much more prepared for it. I think it's called "these are my final wishes". It's a great little tool for family and friends to prepare them for something just like this. I'll keep his family and friends in my thoughts.

1941 days ago
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The_Old_West    

The loss of a loved one suddenly is devastating NO matter how they depart this life. My sincere condolences to the Carradine family and to Davids close friends. I will remember him for his hard work, the martial arts and his gifted talent as an actor. He is still a STAR but, now he shines in the heavens.

1941 days ago
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MASTER RACE    

HE DIED,LIKE HE LIVED. HE HAS BEEN BIZARRE SINCE HIS KUNG FU DAYS.DANCING NAKED IN LA,HE WAS A VEGETARIAN DRUG ADDICT. NOW HE HAS BEEN KILLED BY AN UNDERAGE LADYBOY WHORE,HATING HIS MASTER,WHO WAS A SON OF HIS EVEN WEIRDER FATHER. THERE IS ONLY ONE QUESTION LEFT.

1940 days ago
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MASTER RACE    

THE PHOTO IS ON GOOGLE-DAVID CARRIDINE DEATH-WITH THE SAFE SEARCH OFF AS AN IMAGE(AROUND PHOTO 20. hE GOT THAT ROLE ,ONLY BECAUSE HE HE WAS A DANCER AND COULD BE CHOREOGRAPHED THROUGH ALL THE FIGHT SCENES.

1940 days ago
38.

Jamie Cason-VanLuven    

That Photo could be ANYONE!!!! It's shown whoever it is from behind... His Hands was tied OVER his head and you couldn't see no noose around his neck... This photo could be staged... Also doesn't look like some 70+ yr. old man either.. Yeah I know he worked out and was thin BUT STILL.. just go to Thiarath .com it's there.

1939 days ago
39.

Betty    

The man lived a long life. What his sexual pref. was is no ones buisness. What he did or did not do in the privacy of his own home, or hotel room is/was his buisness. Bashing his memory for a head line is not very nice, let the man rest in peace

1938 days ago
40.

David    

One would have to ask "where lies the truth". Unfortunately, it will never be known. His death could have been caused by several senarios, including homicide/robbery. Many, many foreigners die suspiciously from their hotel rooms while visiting the "Land of Smiles". The Thai Police are quick to label them as suicides. I believe something more sinister is the root cause of hotel deaths in Thailand. As for Carradine, let a greater power judge him, and leave semantics to the uniformed. He was a great entertainer and blessed many with hours of viewing pleasure.

1938 days ago
41.

lucy    

the family wasted there time hireing a lawyer,he cant do anything in another country.David thought of himself and you wonder if he cared if anyone knew guess not all the wives knew and left him,but he still went down that same road you know the family knew,so now they want to cry foul,when u r an actor and want the fame that goes with it ,this is the part of the job no one likes ,tough ,local people have to tough it out so do u stars Im tired of there star treatment, cia sholud check out what happened oh please give me a brake,the family knows what david was, and we havent heard it all hope no little children were involved, but theres a spark I think he did it alllllllllllllll the family should be ashamed and stop putting the blame on others .david was over 21 and sexy.

1928 days ago
42.

lucy    

so I thought we have freedom of speech but you will controll what is written are we in Russia

1928 days ago
43.

rns    

Carradine was a closet (FOR REAL) Gay man. . .And insisted on being tied-up and enjoyed - He always fantasized being choked and molested before death. He got his wish - Carradine is now happy forever! Good work Thai Boys!

1875 days ago
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