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Exam says David Carradine died of asphyxiation

Tbd-davidcarradine070709 The results of the autopsy on David Carradine requested by his family are in, and it looks like they're ruling out suicide. As if we all didn't realize that by now.

"The cause of death was asphyxiation," forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said. "Now why that happened is still what we're working on. He didn't die of natural causes, and he didn't die of suicidal causes from the nature of the ligatures around the body, so that leaves some kind of accidental death."

The ligatures Baden speaks of include the way Carradine's hands were tied above his head, and around his genitals, making it seem more like auto-erotic asphyxiation, Star reports. There's still a chance that the actor's June 4 death in Bangkok was a result of third party, so Baden is looking into data from hotel pass keys and security camera footage.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:44am]


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