Thursday, June 4, 2009
The first draft of history
News reports confirm that David Carradine has been found dead in a hotel room in Bangkok. He was 72. Carradine was in Thailand working on a film, and he was a no-show to a party given by castmates on Wednesday night.
According to Bangkok police sources, he was found hanging in a closet. According to his agent, it was natural causes. You can decide who you trust more.
While I could write an appreciation of Kung Fu, a show I loved when I was a kid, I am thinking more about these conflicting reports. If it turns out he did hang himself, people will not long remember that his agent lied about it when it was first reported. If he died of natural causes, the rumor that he hanged himself will last for years.
I send my best wishes and condolences to his family and friends, from a fan.