David (Kung Fu) Carradine found dead

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8083479.stm

One of my favorite all time shows. He inspired me to study Kung Fu for 10 years. I hope it wasn’t suicide but it looks that way.

I am sorry to see him go. He was one of my favorites too.

He had done the 2 kill bill movies and was doing voice overs and host duties on some cool cable shows, hard to believe he just decided to pack it in. RIP, he will be missed.

Something not adding up here. His friends were really surprised, no one saw it coming. Did they find a note? Just doesn’t seem right.

Some family think it was a break in.

I think some speculation will surround this until all the cards are on the table.

Either way, he will be missed. As an actor and a martial arts endorser.

In pace requiscat…

[QUOTE=Zathros;2287073]Something not adding up here. His friends were really surprised, no one saw it coming. Did they find a note? Just doesn’t seem right.

Some family think it was a break in.[/QUOTE]

I heard on TV tonight that he had a long history of being suicidal. He evidently kept a loaded 45 caliber pistol next to his bed and contemplated killing himself with it every night before going to bed. If this is true I would think he would have used the gun to kill himself. I agree that there is something weird about the method and hanging himself in a wardrobe. Then again, anyone that would kill themselves probably isn’t in a frame of mind to do the deed in a “normal” or expected way.

[QUOTE=UTR;2287166]I heard on TV tonight that he had a long history of being suicidal. He evidently kept a loaded 45 caliber pistol next to his bed and contemplated killing himself with it every night before going to bed. If this is true I would think he would have used the gun to kill himself. I agree that there is something weird about the method and hanging himself in a wardrobe. Then again, anyone that would kill themselves probably isn’t in a frame of mind to do the deed in a “normal” or expected way.[/QUOTE]

I just read an article where his wife said he wasn’t suicidal at all and that anyone who knew him knew that. Maybe what you read was referring to a younger David Carradine, the one from 10 or 15 years ago, that is when most of the “suicidal” info is based.

Pornthip Rojanasunand, director of Thailand’s Central Institute of Forensic Science, said Carradine may have died attempting a sex act known as auto-erotic asphyxiation — cutting off oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal.
The practice is said to result in a form of giddiness and euphoria — similar to alcohol or drug intoxication — that enhances the sexual experience.
“If you hang yourself by the neck, you don’t need so much pressure to kill yourself. Those who get highly sexually aroused tend to forget this fact,” Pornthip said. Carradine was found totally naked in a hotel room closet with a rope tied to his neck and genitals.

Then that could explain the mixed media/family/friend reactions to his death and the nature of it.

I could probably think of quite a few better ways of getting off. If it is true, and well maybe, it is sad and maybe people who do this will think twice, or do it with someone who could help think out of a pinch.

He did inspire quite a few people. I wonder if he ever knew that, I mean really understood that. His show developed camera techniques that became quite standard within the industry and when view now does not seem as dated as other shows from that same period. I hope he rests in peace and has a great eternity.

Years ago I had one of my neighbors daughters run to my house for help. When I got upstairs at her house I found here father hanging from a weight set and it is true the blood did go to the lower part of his body. They said it also was an accident since there were pictures laying on the floor, that made it easy to see what he was doing with the weight set cable around his neck. I had never heard of this before then .

I believe it is the same effect you get from Amyl Nitrate, the lack of oxygen to the brain during climax enhances the pleasure. A dangerous and slippery path to go down. I don’t know why anyone would bother, especially if you have a wife or girlfriend around.

A lot of people die from autoerotic asphyxiation. Many of them famous. One that comes to mind was the lead singer for INXS, Michael Hutchence.