Good-bye Grasshopper aka David Carradine

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    He was found in his hotel room, an apparent suicide. I loved watching the Kung Fu series as a kid... brings back lots of memories. What a tragic end to great actor. :(
  2. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Omg, how awful! I wonder what was going on. I'm sad, I always liked him.
  3. Jungleland

    Jungleland Welcome to my jungle!

    Oh how sad! He is a fond childhood memory.
  4. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    He was in the middle of filming a movie.
    My adopted Dad made me watch that show from that time it started... but I ended up loving it. :)
    I loved his come back in Kill Bill.
  5. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    How sad. I used to watch Kung Fu with my dad. He has an incredible filmography. If you look him up on, he had such an incredible career.
  6. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    That is very sad.

    When they did a remake of Kung Fu back in the 90's, it was filmed here in Toronto not far from where I was living at the time, in Chinatown. Used to see David Carradine in and out of the local restaurants all the time.
  7. eekysign

    eekysign New Member

    Oh thank god. I'm slightly ashamed to say that I saw "Thailand" and "famous person dead" and thought bad things about the Thai sex trade.

    Too many stories end that way, I'm glad this one does not.
  8. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I was watching him in "Dexter" last season, and he looked pretty good! He'll be missed.
  9. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    I was so surprised to see this.

    witz - it was keith carradine in the dexter series.

  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    So sad.
    What a shock.
    I'm sure more will come to light in the next few days.
  11. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Aussie news wasn't saying suicide, but possible accidental hanging.

    We went through this a few years ago in Australia when Michael Hutchence (lead singer of INXS) died.

    The theory is - possible auto-erotic asphyxiation gone wrong. So possibly they're thinking similar possibilities need to be at least considered in this case too.

    We had another big news about a death today - a famous face form an Aussie TV show, a brain surgeon on a reality TV show over a number of years. He ironically got brain cancer himself and his treatment (controversial at times) was publicised. Our Prime Minister has offered a state funeral. From what we saw on TV, he was a lovely bloke. A lot of patients of his have shared about their memories of him. It is so ironic that many of them had been successfully treatede by him for the same type of cancer that killed him.

    So for us, two famous deaths, both a shock (although Chris O'Brien's death was something we sadly knew was coming).

  12. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    How ironic that he would have brain cancer himself!
    Quite a loss, Marg.
  13. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    That IS very sad. From what I read, he was in his 70's...I was telling husband last night "I don't understand why a person would kill themselves at that age (especially with no major health concerns) I mean you would think after 70 yrs you've survived/been through enough that you wouldn't want to end it all by suicide"...Anyway, it just doesn't make sense to me.
    Plus I think I read that he was in the middle of filming...

  14. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member


    Do not read on if likely to be shocked. But it does happen. This matches with reports yesterday morning Aussie time, in our media.