Thursday, June 4, 2009

Snatch the pebbles from my hand...






David Carradine - Rest in Peace.
According to news sources in Montana (link to story at KTVQ.com here), the portrayer of the original pacifistic badass from the wild west, Kwai Chang Caine, has passed away. He is gone on to reunite with Master Po in the ethereal Shaolin Temple of the heavens for his final stages of wisdom.
Of course many of you will remember Carradine best from his role as Bill in Kill Bill, but my most recent memory is having seen him in 1978's Circle of Iron - we just got it on Netflix a couple of weeks ago.
Check out imdb.com for details on his career and a cool quote from Carradine himself:
"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem." (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001016/bio)
(Photo courtesy imdb.com)
~Jason

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Hanged himself? My goodness...I don't know what to say...

Anonymous said...

So what it actually took to kill Bill was... a horrible level of crushing depression? That's not funny at all...

Bonzuko said...

Actually now they're saying it was foul play. Weird. ~Jenn

Bonzuko said...

And NOW his lawyer is saying it was ninjas. Wha??
~Jenn

Bonzuko said...

There's a nice post about him on Stephen Hayes' blog, here:
http://www.stephenkhayes.com/2009/06/david-carradine-kung-fu-inspiration/

~Jenn