Like many people, I have my browser of choice (Safari) set to use the CNN website as my home page, so that every time I boot up Safari, I see a dozen or so of the latest headlines. Sometimes -- as when Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment last year -- the news is about someone famous shuffling off this mortal coil in a fashion which is seemingly so very random and unexpected.
So it was when I went online last night and found out that David Carradine had been found dead (from hanging) in a hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. My first reaction was something along the lines of "What the -- ??!!" It just seemed so bizarre.
I was a big fan of David Carradine's portrayal of Caine, the Shaolin monk, in the TV series "Kung Fu". I think echoes of the influence of that show can be found in certain aspects of TMNT.
I offer my condolences to Mr. Carradine's surviving family and friends. -- PL