Manager: David Carradine "Did Not Commit Suicide"

Celebrity News Jun. 4, 2009 AT 8:08PM
David Carradine David Carradine attends the 23rd Annual Charlie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on April 19, 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Credit: Michael Schwartz/

Despite reports that David Carradine's death was likely self-inflicted, his manager tells that the actor did not commit suicide.

"The cause of death is still under investigation in Bangkok," she told Us Thursday. "All I can tell you is that David did not commit suicide. I can tell you that 100 percent. He would never commit suicide."

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The Oscar-nominated actor David Carradine, 72, was found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. Citing unidentified police sources, local newspaper The Nation reported that the actor was found hanged in his luxury hotel room and is believed to have committed suicide. "Again, the cause of death is currently under investigation," his manager told Us.

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The Kill Bill star was part of the famed Hollywood acting family that included his father, John Carradine, brother Keith and niece Martha Plimpton. "My Uncle David was a brilliantly talented, fiercely intelligent and generous man," Plimpton told Us in a statement Thursday. "He was the nexus of our family in so many ways, and drew us together over the years and kept us connected. I adored him as a child, and as an adult I admired and respected him. We will all miss him terribly, and are so grateful for everyone's condolences." She added: "The passing of someone so loved is extremely difficult under any circumstances, and I hope that all those in the media who admired David will respect his legacy and allow his family and loved ones to grieve peacefully."

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