First it was suicide. Then it was autoerotic asphyxiation. But now could it have been . . .
. . .
. . . murder?
(Was that a dramatic pause to behold or what? I hate to blow my own, but I think that dramatic pause deserves a “huzzah and kudos!”)
The family of the late and lamented David Carradine, and their lawyer, Mark Geragos, has filed a report with the F.B.I. They want an American investigation into the death of the Kung Fu and Kill Bill star, who was found hanging dead in the closet of his Bangkok hotel room last week. The family doesn’t seem to trust the Thai authorities, who first reported that Carradine had hung himself, then later suggested that he had died accidentally while engaging in the Russian roulette of kinky masturbation.
One reason for the family’s suspicions: a photo, allegedly of Carradine’s corpse, was published in a Thai tabloid. If that wasn’t bad enough, the photo — which I have seen, but won’t be posting here (go hunt for it yourself if you want to see it — it wasn’t that hard to find) — appears to show Carradine hanging with his hands bound over his head. What was he, using his feet? I know his ex-wife says his sexual proclivities were a little out-there, but damn. Tying yourself up and throwing yourself in the pool is one thing, but giving yourself a no-hands hand-job? If that’s what happened, I bow to you, sir. You died in one of the most humiliating ways imaginable, but I am impressed by your boldness nevertheless.
Well done, Grasshopper.