David Carradine's Death Photo
Thai Rath Tabloid
Photo of Carradine's Body published in Tabloid
Found dead in a Bangkok hotel room under mysterious circumstances, a photo of David Carradine's body was published recently by Thai Rath, a Thai tabloid newspaper. RadarOnline.com described the image as portraying Carradine with his hands tied in front of him, hanging from the support bar in a closet.
Reported to be an accidental hanging, it has lead to a great deal of speculation as to whether Carradine committed suicide, was murdered, or died in an auto-erotic asphyxiation act gone wrong. Police Lieutenant General Worapong Chewprecha, Commander of the Metropolitan Police, remarked that the closed cirucit television installed with the hotel supported the theory that no other persons were involved with the death. However, trying to come to terms with their loss, the family has asked the FBI to oversee the Thai police investigation to definatively determine if there was anyone else involved in David Carradine's death. They are also seeking an independent autopsy. Keith Carradine, his half brother, said the family was "profoundly disturbed" by the photo release.