Whoops! The Accidental Suicide of David Carradine
I really liked David Carradine. My granddad and I used to watch Kung Fu together when I was a kid, and I grew up with plenty of awful yet playfully watchable Carradine movies. When I got a little older I found even more of David’s work to enjoy. The movies weren’t any better really, but now they had boobies in them.
Carradine did manage to make a few important films that contained deep pools of talent even if they lacked the big budgets… but I never cared for those as much. Important movies rarely seem as entertaining as shlocky sword and sorcery or martial arts fests.
David Carradine was recently found in a Bangkok hotel room hanging naked from cords around his neck and genitals. Given Carradine’s long history with autoerotic asphyxiation, you can probably guess what happened. (Or in case you can’t, autoerotic asphyxiation is generally performed by tying yourself around the neck to a higher support and lowering yourself until you cannot breathe. Next you masturbate while your brain asphyxiates. Now I like many flavors of kinky, but since you usually don’t hear about autoerotic asphyxiation unless someone has just died from it, I think I’ll sit this one out.)
I’m writing this because many folks think that David intentionally committed suicide. I think that having a dirty jerk-off in a hotel closet is a whole lot less horrible than purposefully leaving a wife and kids without a husband or dad. While some might find it unseemly, I know if it were me I’d rather people knew the truth.
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