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David Carradine�s death not a suicide, says forensic M.D.

By: Sarah Nelson On: 12:54 PM
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  • After numerous ill-founded rumors, a medical examiner hired by the late actor�s family has determined that David Carradine died from accidental asphyxiation, and not from any compulsion to take his own life. The 72-year old actor, who starred in more than 100 films, including a celebrated performance in 2004�s, �Kill Billl, Volume II� was found dead in a Thailand hotel room on June 4th. An autopsy was performed the next day in Thailand, but the family hired forensic specialist, Dr. Michael Baden to re-examine Mr. Carradine once he was returned to the States, and today he made a brief statement.
    �The cause of death was asphyxiation; an inability to breathe.� Dr. Baden told reporters. �Why that happened is now what we�re working on. He didn�t die of natural causes, and he didn�t die of suicide, so that leaves some kind of accidental death.�

    After a maid discovered Mr. Carradine�s body in the Thailand hotel, local authorities said it would take at least a month to fully determine the cause of his death. Dr. Baden is now awaiting that news from Thai police and the hotel�s own security staff to rule out the chance that persons unknown may have caused David�s death. Once that is resolved the Doctor has said he will release the report � but that may still be some weeks away.