Much of the world is still buzzing about the circumstances of David Carradine's death after the "Kung Fu" star was found dead in his Bangkok hotel room closet with rope tied around his neck, wrists, and genitals. Ain't that some shit. I never saw enough episodes of the show to know whether or not he actually managed to snatch the pebble from the master's hand, but it would also appear that he missed the day on not having enough slack to safely choke yourself out to attain orgasm. Yeah, whole lot of uncomfortable shit being discussed in a post about a 72-year-old.
After Carradine was discovered last Thursday morning, an autopsy was performed, and while the police in Thailand initially suspected suicide, they did report that no note was found. Ironically enough, Carradine had recently arrived in the country to begin filming a movie titled "Stretch," and had more projects in line, according to his manager, Tiffany Smith, who said Carradine had been in good spirits after landing in Thailand, joining a growing number of friends and associates who went on the record as doubting the suicide angle. I tend to stand in that line. More likely, he was enjoying the services of a local prostitute, things went awry, and the hooker split the scene quick, fast, and in a hurry. What? I didn't say it was any better a scenario than has been offered up so far, but it is a lot more beliveable than Carradine killing himself.
Carradine appeared in over 100 feature films, most notably "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2," and most recently, "Crank 2: High Voltage." When we here at Free Rein Media heard the news, we immediately popped in one of our DVD copies of "Karate Cop," a 1991 film with a small cult following, to watch Carradine's somewhat hysterical 5-minute cameo as "Dad," the owner of what is apparently the last greasy spoon on earth. Your condolences can be sent to the actor's official website.