David Carradine RIP
This is just plain sad. David Carradine, scion of the late great John Carradine, brother to Keith and Robert, star of the Bruce Lee-created iconic TV show KUNG FU and films as diverse and memorable as BOUND FOR GLORY; DEATH RACE 2000 and of course, KILL BILL, was found dead in a apparent suicide possible accident in Bangkok. He had a quinessential cinematic career that covered all the bases. He worked with everybody from Martin Scorsese to Ingmar Bergman to Larry Cohen. I met Carradine once at the 1999 Austin Film Festival, and my first image of him was talking on a cell phone in a shocking gold suit. I later chatted briefly with him at the Driskill Hotel; we were both toasted, but it was cool to meet Caine, whose spirit I hope has found peace on another road.