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The forensics expert enlisted by David Carradine's family to investigate his death says he did not commit suicide, but that more information is needed from Thai investigators to determine how the Kung Fu and Kill Bill actor died.
"To reach a final determination as to the cause and the manner of death we must ...
If anyone had planned it, it would have felt too soon.
On Monday's season premiere of Weeds, Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon) sports noticeable ligature marks around his neck. When Andy (Justin Kirk) asks him what happened, Doug replies with signature nonchalance, "[Masturbated] with a noose," a scene we saw in vivid detail in the Season 4 finale. The premiere aired, of course, just days after reports and speculation that actor David Carradine might have died under similar circumstances. (The death remains under investigation; Carradine's manager has said he suspects "foul play.")
For Nealon, the show's apparent ability to echo current events is nothing new. "You know, it's really interesting how Weeds is prophetic in a way; it's kind of eerie," he says. He points to prescient storylines about the California wildfires and the Mexican drug wars. "We did a story about [the show's fictional suburb] Agrestic burning down, and we shoot in Valencia [Calif.], and then Valencia sort of burnt down shortly thereafter," he says.
Nealon says the latest scene was shot last year. "It was too late to have any second thoughts about it." He says the edgy scene is par for the course on a show like Weeds. "I'm never surprised by what the writers come up with," he says. "You have to be willing to pretty much do anything on that show."
Has he ever refused them? "No, not yet," he says.
With results from David Carradine's autopsy in Thailand still weeks away, the host of HBO's documentary series Autopsy will conduct his own examination in Los Angeles at the request of the actor's family.
Dr. Michael Baden, a pathologist and former New York City chief medical examiner, said he was "asked to help" by Mark Geragos, the attorney of Carradine's brother, Keith, according to RadarOnline.com.
Baden also serves as a medical expert for Fox News and has written two books on ...
The family of David Carradine sought help from the FBI and an independent pathologist to investigate the actor's death, and threatened legal action against anyone who reprinted photos a Thai tabloid purported to be of Carradine's body at the scene.
Thai police initially said they suspected suicide after ...