David Carradine commits suicide

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    I didn't like the way I looked, for one thing. You're kind of out of control emotionally when you drink that much. I was quicker to anger."
    Mr. Carradine had often thought about suicide. In a 2004 interview, he said he used to keep a loaded gun in his desk drawer and contemplated using it many times

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  • Yizuman

    Aw man, I had admired the man. This is so sad.

  • undercover
    Yeah, I can see how one would accidentaly hang themselves with a rope in a closet.

    If he was into erotic asphyxiation, it could have been an accident...

  • Brocephus

    Maybe this was an INXS style auto-erotic asphxiation type of deal? They are saying he was nude and their were "several" ropes around "several" parts of his body. It often progresses to suspending onesself during autoerotic asphixiation, heightens the pleasure supposedly. Sometimes you slip and get your neck caught and you strangle. I wrote a paper on it once in school. I came across some crazy stories in my research.


    Uma Thurman was seen leaving the seen in a Yellow Jumpsuit... sorry had to say it.

  • undercover

    You mean the "five point exploding heart technique"?

  • Mastodon

    A.E.A.- What a way to go!

  • Mastodon

    was he practicing 'Hung-Fu'?

  • asilentone

    yeah he was naked, I think he died by mistake.

  • journey-on

    I loved Grasshoppah.

  • FlyingHighNow

    Getting older can really be unpleasant and money and fame cannot buy you out of the aging process or depression that it can bring. The suicide rate is high for senior citizens.

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