No, that is not from the Onion.
Actor David Carradine was found dead in the closet of a Bangkok hotel room Thursday with a cord wrapped around his neck and genitals, leading Thai police to suspect his death was not a suicide but an accident resulting from dangerous sex practices.
Carradine, 72, best known for his role in the 1970s television drama “Kung Fu,” as well as his recent work with Quentin Tarantino in “Kill Bill, Volumes 1 & 2,” was found by a chamber maid at Bangkok’s Park Nai Lert Hotel naked and dead, slumped in a closet with cords bound and connecting his neck and his genitals, Bangkok police said.
“The two ropes were tied together,” Police Lt. Gen. Worapong Chewprecha told reporters. “It is unclear whether he committed suicide or not or he died of suffocation or heart failure.”