Saturday, June 6, 2009
Remembering David Carradine
Growing up there were many shows that held a special place in my mind and in my heart. One of those was "Kung Fu" and later "Kung Fu the Legend Continues". I loved watching David Carradine act. There was just something about him that was so inviting and comforting. There was also a little mystery in the characters he played, not to mention I thought he was an
extremely good looking man. Even when he played characters of questionable intentions and virtue, such as Bill in the "Kill Bill" series, I found myself rooting for him. In as his life was filled with so many accomplishments it seems sad that it has come to an end and such a tragic one at that. At seventy-two years of age David Carradine, born John Arthur Carradine, was found hanging by a yellow silk tie in a closet in his hotel room in Bangkok Thailand. The government in Thailand announced that Carradine had taken his own life and called it a suicide; however, there were rumors that his hands may have been bound behind his back making it a little unlikely that this was a condition he placed himself in. The fact that it was a silk scarf and his appendage had black twine around it as well insinuated that this may have been a case of taking sex to the edge way too far. Some people believe that the highest state of arousal occurs when one is close or near death and some practice Erotic asphyxiation. Carradine's family has released statements that they do not believe this was an intentional act of taking his own life. For me it's just one more in a series of childhood actors and actresses that have slowly faded into the sunset. It seems everything in live is changing from the people who are living to the buildings that are no longer standing. I guess this is life and it goes on. I will continue to watch the works of Mr. Carradine and smile because his characters brought strength of character and virtue even when he was playing the villain.