David Carradine was found dead yesterday in Hong Kong at the age of 72.
It’s a sad loss – so we thought we’d dig back through the archives and pay tribute to the man they once called Caine…
1. He was a big family man
Carradine was close to his father and brothers – everyone, in fact.
“I think that, for me, it's an Irish thing,” he told Green Cine a few years ago. “I'm probably the cohesive force in this family that holds it together. I wanted the family.
“I think otherwise we would not all be hanging around together. There was a time when I was doing Shane, which would be 1966, and my brothers, who were living in San Mateo, started coming down to visit me and wanted to get into the business.
“I found them agents, took them around with me; and Bobby, I actually brought him up. From the time he was about 14, he lived in my guesthouse. I sent him to high school, I wrote the excuses for him, all that kind of thing.
“Most of my best friends are members of my family. I don't have a lot of friends outside of my family.
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