Date: 3rd July 2009

Carradine's death 'not suicide'

Kill Bill star David Carradine did not commit suicide, said the doctor who oversaw a private autopsy on the actor.

Carradine was found naked in a wardrobe with a cord around his neck and other parts of his body in Bangkok on 4 June.

Forensic pathologist Dr Michael Baden concluded that the Kung Fu star died from asphyxiation. The way the body was bound allowed him to rule out suicide.

"He didn't die of natural causes, and he didn't die of suicidal causes. That leaves some kind of accidental death."

Dr Baden, who fronts the US TV series Autopsy, was hired by Carradine's family to conduct a second autopsy, following the one handled by the Thai authorities.

Source: Press Release