Carradine TV Tribute Slated, Brothers Reveal Devastation

by | June 12, 2009 at 8:29 AM | TV News

As family and friends of David Carradine continue trying to come to terms with his mysterious death, the late actor is receiving a TV tribute.

On Saturday, June 13, Spike TV is airing a David Carradine movie marathon, starting at 2 pm with Kill Bill: Volume 1. The movie will be followed by Kill Bill: Volume 2 and Kung Fu Killer.

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“This action-packed marathon is our way of paying homage to one of the most unforgettable martial arts action heroes in film and television history,” said John Griffin, vice president, programming, Spike TV

Meanwhile, Carradine’s brothers, Keith and Robert, faced reporters for the first time since their brother was found hanging in a Bangkok hotel closet.

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“This is a devastating loss for our family and we greatly appreciate the compassion pouring in from all over the world,” Keith Carradine said.

Added his brother Robert: “Until we have all of the pending results of the investigation we respectfully ask that we be allowed to lay our beloved brother, husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather to rest in peace and with dignity. Once the investigation is fully completed and definitive conclusions have been reached, we will address the findings with the public. Thank you for your understanding during this profoundly painful time.”

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Noted forensic investigator Michael Baden, hired by the Carradine family, revealed that his initial investigation concluded that the 72-year-old actor did not commit suicide. But he cautioned more information was needed before any more determinations could be made.

Watch Carradine in the full-length movie ‘Lone Wolf McQuade.’