Howard Stern welcomed "Revenge of the Nerd" stars Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine to his Sirius XM studio Wednesday, and Carradine spoke about the suspicious death of his his brother David in 2009.
David Carradine, best known for his iconic role on "Kung Fu," was found dead in his Bangkok hotel room in June 2009 hanging from a rope in his closet naked. While local authorities ruled Carradine died of accidental asphyxiation while engaging in the sexual fetish practice of autoerotic asfyxiation, Robert told the Stern Show audience that the family's investigation of his death said otherwise.
“He was murdered. We know for a fact he was murdered because the situation, we found out subsequently, he could not have gotten himself into the rig by himself. He needed help. And there were footprints and s**t and the Thai police did not help one bit...You can buy somebody’s death for ten bucks. Literally.”
When Stern and his co-host Robin Quivers quizzed Carradine on who might have waanted to kill David, Robert said it could have been as simple as David angering a stranger in a strange land with his eccentric ways.
“His wife was upset he didn’t have security detail with him," said Robert. "Cause when you’re Kung Fu and you’re in that kind of environment, everyone wants to take a pot shot. Why do you think Tyson and those guys had bodyguards?”
Robert said his brother David's career was on the upswing at the time of his death, and he was in the process of filming a new movie.
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