Carradine's Family: Thanks, But Give Us Space
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2009 4:48 PM CDT
David Carradine, in a 2003 photo.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
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(Newser) – A forensics specialist hired by David Carradine's family doesn't think the 72-year-old committeed suicide and didn't rule out the possibility of foul play, reports ABC. No final determination can be made until Bangkok police release details of the scene, he said. Carradine's family, meanwhile, spoke out for the first time, thanking fans for their compassion but asking that everyone back off so they can lay Carradine to rest "in peace and with dignity."

Police in Bangkok say Carradine, found hanging in his hotel room closet, died in a sex act gone wrong. "Once the investigation is fully completed and definitive conclusions have been reached, we will address the findings with the public," said David's brother, Robert. "Thank you for your understanding during this profoundly painful time."