Thursday, June 4, 2009

In Memory of David Carradine

David Carradine, pictured above, was found dead today in Bangkok and according to Yahoo! sources, he "appeared to have hanged himself in a suite at the luxury Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel."

I just don't see this actor, whom I first remember seeing in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, hanging himself. The article remarks that Carradine's management company felt the same way which is why the body will be autopsied. I'm not a huge conspiracy guy, but Carradine never put across sentiments that would have led to him hanging himself.

His niece, Martha Plimpton, remarked, "'my Uncle David was a brilliantly talented, fiercely intelligent and generous man. He was the nexus of our family in so many ways, and drew us together over the years and kept us connected.'"

I just hope that his family is able to stay close and are able to make it through this in one piece. I feel that if anything, his memories might be able to put a bit of a lighter mood in the air, and if he was killed, may his assailant be found and tried.

Rest in peace, Mr. Carradine. You were always a hero and a strong, positive influence, especially in the realm of Hollywood.