On David Carradine’s Death
It’s pretty clear how he died:
ACTOR David Carradine, star of the Kill Bill movies and and Kung Fu TV series, has been found dead naked after reports claiming an apparent sex act went wrong – similar to how INXS singer Michael Hutchence died.
When the news first broke, no one hesitated to label Carradine a suicide. Now that more info has emerged and it seems clear that Carradine died during “an erotic asphyxiation act”…people are saying it’s rude to speculate, leave the man alone, have a little respect. But no one objected when people were saying that he killed himself. There was nothing rude about labeling the man a suicide, nothing disrespectful about leaping to the conclusion that Carradine was in so much despair that he took his own life.
So it’s worse somehow that his death was accidental? That he didn’t mean to kill himself? That he died happy?