Thursday, June 4, 2009
As i'm sure you know by now, David Carradine, veteran actor probably best known for his roles as Bill in the Kill Bill saga, the iconic Frankenstein in Death Race 2000, and Kwai Chang Caine from the Kung Fu series, was found dead today in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. While initial reports cited natural causes as the reason for the seemingly happy legend's death, more recent reports have come out claiming that Carradine commited suicide via hanging himself. Even more recent reports, like the one from UK's The Sun, suggest that Carradine died as a result of an autoerotic asphyxiation attempt. What is that, you not up on your weird sexual terms folks might be asking?
Autoerotic asphyxiation - intentionally cutting off oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal.
Still a little vague? Here's a little demonstration video i've uploaded for you, courtesy of season 2 of (the greatest show ever on television) Six Feet Under .....
***Video deleted by YouTube, the basterds! Oh well, it was just a guy jerking off to porn and then at the point of orgasm rigging a belt up to his weight machine and choking himself but accidently killing himself in the process. Guess you'll have to check out Six Feet Under to see it!***
I certaintly hope these reports are false but regardless of what he did in his personal life or how he died, he was still a great actor and he will be missed.
Rest In Peace, David Carradine.
So what do you guys make of all this? Let's not jump to any conclusions here as any or all of these accusations could prove totally untrue (and I in no way want to further put these allegations on the map as truth, i'm just merely stating what i've heard), but would a suicide or a death by sexual strangulation forever tarnish your opinion of this legendary actor? Or can you look past such things and appreciate him for the entertainment and joy he provided while he was here? Leave a comment and let me know!