David Carradine’s funeral was held over the weekend. Hundreds of mourners gathered in Los Angeles to mark Carradine’s death and more importantly, to celebrate his life.
What happens when you’re a Hollywood A-lister and fans around the world are instantly reminded of the fragility of life? John Arthur Carradine, better known David Carradine, was buried this weekend and a mass of celebrities lined up to pay tribute.
The home page of Carradine’s website states: “It is with deep sorrow that we confront the loss of our friend, David. David departed this life June 3, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand while on location for a film. He will be sorely missed by family and friends the world over.”
The star is best known for his television series Kung Fu and also known for his role in the film, Kill Bill. Carradine rose to fame in the ’70s and has since appeared in more than one hundred films — let’s repeat that: one hundred films!
While fans around the world were shocked to hear of the seventy-two year-old’s death, we can only imagine the dismay, horror and shock with his film crew. After all, Carradine was in Bangkok shooting his latest flick, Stretch.
Police officials found the actor hanging by a rope in his hotel room’s closet, however the officers were careful to not officially declare it a suicide. Just last week the Carradine family lawyer said his client could have been murdered by kung fu assassins since David was working on uncovering groups working in the martial arts arena.
So — instead of focusing on the death itself — today we pay our respects to the four-time Golden Globe nominee and offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.
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