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2009-09-22 16:38:52

The late U.S. actor David Carradine taped a segment for the cable channel BIO's upcoming series Celebrity Ghost Stories four months before his death. The actor's body was discovered in a Bangkok closet June 4. His death was categorized as an autoerotic asphyxiation act gone wrong. The New York Post said the fact he had been interviewed for the BIO series, which is to premiere Oct. 3, was not publicized until this week. In the interview, Carradine claimed the ghost of Dana, the dead husband...

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2009-06-14 09:45:00

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral for film and television star David Carradine who was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles. The body of the 72-year-old Kung Fu and Kill Bill actor was discovered June 4 hanging in a hotel closet in Bangkok. The circumstances of his death are still under investigation. Among the 400 or so mourners at his funeral Saturday were celebrities Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Stacy Keach and Daryl Hannah, as well as Carradine's...

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2009-06-12 10:42:07

Spike TV has announced plans to honor the late U.S. action movie and TV icon David Carradine by airing a marathon of his work. Carradine, 72, died last week in Bangkok. Spike TV said it will pay tribute to him with a David Carradine Movie Marathon Saturday. Scheduled to be shown are Kill Bill, Vol. 1 and Kill Bill, Vol. 2, as well as the TV movie Kung Fu Killer. A Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actor who earned a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, Carradine's career spanned five...

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2009-06-11 16:54:07

The U.S. forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy on David Carradine's body says the late actor did not commit suicide last week. Carradine's naked body was discovered hanging in the closet of his Bangkok hotel room with rope around his neck and genitals. Thai officials initially announced they suspected suicide, but later said they thought Carradine's death might have been an accident caused by an autoerotic act gone wrong. An autopsy was conducted in Thailand, but the results have not...

2009-06-11 10:21:00

NEW YORK, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV will celebrate the work of legendary action movie star David Carradine with a marathon featuring some of his iconic characters on Saturday, June 13 (2:00pm-3:00am ET/PT). A Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R)-nominated actor who was given a star on Hollywood Blvd's "Walk of Fame," Carradine's career spanned five decades with dozens of memorable roles ranging from the "Kung Fu" television series (1972-1975) to Quentin Tarantino's classic "Kill Bill" films....

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2009-06-09 09:47:37

Former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City Michael Baden has agreed to perform a private autopsy on the body of actor David Carradine, who died in Thailand. Police in Bangkok said the 72-year-old Kung Fu and Kill Bill actor was discovered dead, hanging naked in a hotel room closet last Thursday. Although investigators initially announced they suspected suicide, they have since said they are also considering the possibility Carradine's death was the result of an autoerotic act gone wrong....

2009-06-07 12:48:56

FBI officials say they have offered authorities in Thailand assistance investigating U.S. actor David Carradine's death. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimilller confirmed the U.S. agency contacted Thai authorities after agency officials met Friday with the Kung Fu actor's half-brother, Keith, People.com reported Saturday. Thai authorities have yet to respond to the FBI's offer, Eimiller said. Mark Geragos, an attorney for Keith Carradine, said his client wants authorities to thoroughly investigate...

2009-06-06 11:54:34

A manager of a Bangkok hotel says U.S. actor David Carradine appeared full of life in the days leading up to his death. Swissotel Nai Lert Park general manager Aurelio Giraudo said the Kill Bill actor even spent three days at the hotel this week entertaining guests by playing the grand piano in the hotel's lobby, People.com reported Friday. He was a great piano player, Giraudo said of Carradine, who was found dead in a hotel suite Thursday. He was a man full of life. He was a very happy man....

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2009-06-05 12:05:00

Thai police said they think U.S. actor David Carradine died this week while attempting an autoerotic act involving rope. Carradine's manager Thursday confirmed the 72-year-old Kung Fu and Kill Bill star was found dead in a hotel in Bangkok. The film and TV star had been in the Thai city filming a movie. Officials initially said they suspected Carradine, who was discovered hanging in a closet, committed suicide. Police later offered another possible explanation for his death, while a spokesman...

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2009-06-04 10:45:00

U.S. film and television actor David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel, the Kung Fu and Kill Bill star's personal manager said. Carradine was 72. His personal manager Chuck Binder told CNN police are investigating the actor's death, but offered no further details. ABCNews.com quoted The Nation, a newspaper in Thailand, as reporting Carradine's body was found hanging in his hotel room closet and police said they suspect he committed suicide. However, Binder told KABC-TV, Los...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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