A Bangkok tabloid ran a photo of David Carradine's hanging body that was leaked to them in this morning's edition. The rather disturbing photo definitely shows the actor's hands tied above his head. There's something eerily off, here.
Carradine's death was originally thought to be caused by suicide, and then accidental autoerotic asphyxiation as well. Carradine's attorney has already cried out that both of these theories are wrong, and now, his family's trying to get the FBI involved to determine whether his death was actually accidental or the result of foul play. Results from a private autopsy - also enlisted by the Carradine family - won't be available for a few days.
Which American gossip outlets are running the photo? Not TMZ, who won't go Faces of Death for their readers, which is somewhat surprising, given the extent to which they typically peruse original material. Not P*r*z H*lt*n, who, besides not even being able to get Carradine's name right (writing it as "Robert Carradine") would have to incur the wrath of his righteous-outrage happy fans and the celebrities he kowtows to. They're going with the family's outrage angle instead, as most news outlets will. Via Keith Carradine, David's brother:
"The family wants it understood that, per attorney Mark Geragos, any persons, publications or media outlets will be fully prosecuted for invasion of privacy and causing severe emotional distress if the photos are published."
And no, we're not running the photo either. But one American outlet is: The Post Chronicle. It's - from what I can tell - an ad-heavy, shoddy news aggregation website based out of New Jersey. They've posted a photo of the newspaper, which, while still not a perfect picture, paints it pretty clearly. And this is how information that nobody else will want to touch - but still want to see - gets out.
We've linked to the photo below. The picture, while slightly blurred and a little shaky, is still obviously graphic, disturbing, and not something you really want to look at on a Sunday afternoon.
Shocking David Carradine Hanging Photo Online [The Post Chronicle]