The actor's movie producer pal has claimed. David Winters, who produced three of the actor's less-known martial arts movies, insists that he was the victim of Bangkok's Lady Boys, reports Contactmusic.
He tells America's Globe, "David Carradine was murdered... I strongly believe Lady Boys are responsible. Lady Boys operate in pairs. David would not have stood a chance. They can be very brutal."
Going by his belief, Winters is now calling for authorities to release hotel surveillance video. He says, "I want to see those tapes. My suspicion is they've already been doctored."
A retired FBI agent, who has been hired by the Globe to look into the matter, agrees with Winters' theory. Ted Gunderson says, "I believe he (Carradine) met two Lady Boys in the hotel bar... They are flirtatious, desperate for money and would have zeroed in on a celebrity like Carradine."
Now, personally, we can only hope that Carradine was killed by a pair of lady boys, because that would be strange and awesome. However, I think it's unlikely, for, as the Australian Daily Telegraph reports, Carradine "was a man of contradictions."
The New York Post investigation reported that in his final days Carradine was a creature of habit both in his obsession with drinking and smoking - and visiting his regular sex shop.
Once a month, Carradine frequented Suzie's Delights, a sex shop on Ventura Boulevard, near his Tarzana home.
He became a regular six years ago, around the time he married Annie, said Suzie's owner Shoshana Arazy.
"David would come in to pick out things for himself and pretty lingerie for Annie," she told the New York Post. "Always pretty, soft things for his wife. He'd say, ''This would look so nice on my Annie.' "
The last time Carradine visited the shop was a week before he died. He placed an order for bondage DVDs and lingerie and told Arazy he'd pick them up when he got back from Thailand, she said.
Carradine said Annie wasn't into bondage, according to Arazy. Men who enjoy the kinky sex play, but are in a relationship with someone who doesn't, often bring in a "specialist" to help tie them up, she added.
"There must have been someone else in the room," Arazy said, referring to Carradine's final night in Bangkok.
Carradine also liked to walk around his US neighbourhood barefoot, jangling change in his pocket, his dog Thunder at his side.
Athletic yet a heavy smoker and drinker. Devoted to his fifth wife Annie Bierman but was still hung up on his former spouse Marina Anderson who accused him of deviant sexual behaviour. Rich but wanted to appear broke.
His days - according to the New York Post - consisted of kissing his wife goodbye as she went to pray at the Hollywood Scientology Centre then he would go off to buy two packs of Lucky Strikes cigarettes and $20 worth of newspapers at the Daily Planet kiosk and then head to his favourite bar, Prizzi's Piazza, for his "usual" - a digestif liqueur and a double espresso.
Prizzi's bartender Darryl Rodela, who served Carradine for the past six years, told the Post: "He'd always sit at the same stool and order a double of Averna and a double espresso. If he was in a foul mood, he'd also have a double (vodka) with it," Rodela said.
"He'd throw down the shots, then go outside on the patio to smoke and do the crossword puzzles from the papers."
Carradine - who would spend $60 to $80 on tips but leave just a $2 tip which is low by US standards, was often sullen and always on his own.
Carradine's secret fortune came from ongoing "Kung Fu" residual payments, ads for the Yellow Pages and his high asking price for movie roles - he had done 20 movies in the past two years, the New York Post reported.
Carradine's funeral was held yesterday in Los Angeles, and among more than 400 people were numerous actors, including Michael Madsen, Jane Seymour, Tom Selleck, Frances Fisher, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Edward James Olmos, Ali Larter, and James Cromwell. Rob Schneider also attended, carrying a basket of flowers.
Now, I don't know exactly what the line about the dog and the change and the lack of shoes has to do with anything, but it's somewhat sinister, isn't it? And the basket of flowers? How does that have anything to do with this story. I mean, it's a funeral, people bring...
Only kung fu assassins bring a basket of flowers to your funeral!