By Calvin Palmer
Actor David Carradine did not commit suicide according to the findings of an independent forensics expert.
The 72-year-old actor’s brothers, Keith and Robert, issued a statement today saying Dr Michael Baden has concluded Carradine’s death was not suicide.
Baden said further information from Thailand is needed for a final determination as to the cause of death.
Carradine’s brothers expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support during a “profoundly painful time” and also thanked the U.S. and Thai authorities for their work.
The star of the TV series Kung Fu and more recently Kill Bill was found dead a week ago in a closet of a Bangkok hotel room.
Thai media reported suicide or accidental autoerotic asphyxiation as possible causes of death.
[Based on a report by the Associated Press.]