Thursday, June 04, 2009

RIP David Carradine...

(Amended June 5, 2009.)

Reports seem to confirm death by suicide auto-erotic asphyxiation...

I prefer to overlook his latter day baguette and vino roles - the soporific Martian Law/Distant Justice/Sublet/Karate Cop/Dune Warrior variants - and focus on his television triumphs (the swiftly canceled 1966 series Shane, which I remember viewing in my parents' dim living room back in Adel, GA, and, of course, the epochal Kung Fu), and his extraordinary work in Boxcar Bertha, Death Race 2000, Cannonball!, Bound for Glory, The Serpent's Egg, Deathsport, Circle of Iron, The Long Riders, Q, and that Kill Bill thing...



Rest easy, David.

TS