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David Carradine

David Carradine (December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009), born John Arthur Carradine, was an American character actor, best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series, Kung Fu and its 1990s sequel series, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. He was a member of a productive acting dynasty that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television and cinema, spanned over four decades. A prolific "B" movie actor, he appeared in more than 100 feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. The latest nomination was for his part in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Film projects that featured Carradine continued to be released long after his death. These posthumous credits were from a variety of genres including horror, action, western, martial arts, drama, science fiction and documentary. In addition to his acting career, Carradine was also a musician and pursued a directing career. Influenced by his most popular acting role, he studied martial arts. The child of a frequently married actor, "Jack", as Carradine was known in his youth, had an unstable childhood. This instability would continue throughout his life as he himself was married several times. He was also frequently arrested and prosecuted for a variety of offenses which often involved substance abuse. His death occurred in June 2009, via unintentionally fatal autoerotic asphyxiation.

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Carradine's Ex -- David's Obsession Christ-like

Carradine's Ex -- David's Obsession Christ-like

One of David Carradine's ex-wives tells us David's obsession with auto-erotica went so far, it involved Jesus.Gail Jensen -- Carradine's third wife -- says she came home one day and -- starting at… READ MORE >

FBI Can Look, But Can't Touch Carradine Case

FBI Can Look, But Can't Touch Carradine Case

David Carradine's family reached out to the FBI to assist police in Thailand with his death investigation -- but it doesn't look like the agency is gonna be able to make much of an impact.Thai… READ MORE >

- 1775 days ago
Carradine's Ex -- He Spent Days Planning Bondage

Carradine's Ex -- He Spent Days Planning Bondage

Another woman from David Carradine's past is talking about the actor's penchant for auto-erotica -- claiming he would spend days planning to construct elaborate sexual devices. Carradine's third… READ MORE >

- 1776 days ago
Big Clue in Carradine's Tied Hands

Big Clue in Carradine's Tied Hands

David Carradine's hands were tied above his head when he died -- turns out, in the world of auto-erotic suspension, it's an easy task to master.Brent Turvey, a forensic scientist and criminal… READ MORE >

- 1776 days ago
Carradine Photo Reveals Fishnet Stocking

Carradine Photo Reveals Fishnet Stocking

We'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 ...… READ MORE >

- 1777 days ago
Second Autopsy Critical in Carradine Death

Second Autopsy Critical in Carradine Death

Sources tell TMZ the second autopsy of David Carradine's body will be conducted in a matter of days, and two issues are on the line -- cause of death and life insurance.As for cause of death,… READ MORE >

- 1777 days ago
Carradine's Family Outraged Over Death Photo

Carradine's Family Outraged Over Death Photo

As 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… READ MORE >

- 1777 days ago
Thailand Police: Carradine Was Alone in Hotel

Thailand Police: Carradine Was Alone in Hotel

Thailand cops are saying there is no evidence that anyone was in the hotel room at the time of David Carradine's death. Police say they reviewed surveillance footage outside Carradine's room and… READ MORE >

- 1778 days ago
Hospital Worker -- Carradine Suffocated

Hospital Worker -- Carradine Suffocated

David Carradine's official cause of death will be listed as suffocation, according to a hospital staffer in Bangkok.The staffer, who was present when the autopsy was conducted, also says there… READ MORE >

- 1778 days ago
Carradine's Family Asks For FBI Support

Carradine's Family Asks For FBI Support

The suspicious circumstances revolving around the death of David Carradine are being asked to be investigated by the FBI by the late actor's family.David's family wants the FBI to step in, in part… READ MORE >

- 1778 days ago

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