Director Adam Rifkin doesn't believe David Carradine killed himself
Iconic film and TV actor David Carradine has been found dead -- hanged -- in what is reported to be a suicide in a Bangkok hotel room. He was 72.
But his friends and coworkers find it hard -- if not impossible -- to believed that Carradine hung himself.
"More than anyone I have ever met, David Carradine was a generous man who loved life," recalls "Look" writer director Adam Rifkin, who cast Carradine as his father in National Lampoon's "Homoerectus."
"He was a great adventurer and enjoyed every minute of every day. He was an inspiration to myself and to many others in that regard, Literally, everything was fun to him."
He adds, "I find it extremely hard to believe that David -- who was such a hard-working, energetic and beloved Hollywood legend -- was done in by his own hand."
Carradine was shooting a movie in Thailand and didn't show up for a meal with the film crew Wednesday. His body was found by a hotel maid at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The son of character actor John Carradine and star of more than 100 films, was best known for his role as a Buddhist monk/martial-arts expert in the '70s TV series "Kung Fu."
"Kung Fu" memorable catch phrase: "Snatch the pebble from my hand."
Farewell, David. You will always be remembered and forever missed.
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