I need to start off by saying I think the death of David Carradine was an accident. I think the most likely explanation is the one I first thought of when I heard how he had been found and that he died of autoerotic asphyxiation. It makes the most sense to me. Today and yesterday there have been theories that he committed suicide. The reasons range from the fact he was depressed to that he was desperate for money. I don't think he was so desperate for money that he would commit suicide. David was still able to generate a significant income through movies and appearances and I also think he knew enough people where he could raise a significant amount of money quickly.
What I think is happening now is that his team is trying to cloud the issue and make the death questionable as to how it occurred. His manager said that his hands were found tied behind his back. What that does is get everyone to think it may have been foul play. Why would anyone want to kill David Carradine? Plus, there have been no reports from the Thai police suggesting that his hands were tied behind his back and the maid who found him never said that either.
There was another report that Thai police now say the death was “suspicious.” However, that is not in any of the official reports from the scene. I think what his team is hoping is to raise questions as to how he died so that way people will not focus on the way he most likely died. Maybe they are embarrassed or want him to be remembered in other ways. Whatever the reason, I think they are trying to advance those possibilities so people will always speculate.
I think instead of trying to spin the way he died, that instead, they should be focused on a career that lasted over 50 years. A career where everyone still knew his name and the movies in which he appeared. Celebrate the life and don't try and spin the death.