Loss of the Grasshoppa...

In Memory of David Carradine... - I loving memory of David Carradine!!!
@LadyMarissa (12162)
United States
June 4, 2009 10:48am CST
http://www.wyff4.com/entertainment/19655641/detail.html We've lost another beloved actor with the death of David Carradine!!! I so enjoyed the Kung Fu series & the cool as a cucumber character that Carradine played. My brother was an extra in the movie The Long Riders with David & his 2 brothers & the Keach brothers. He said David was every bit as laid back in real life as he was on screen. He said David was a kind & gentle man!!! David was one step behind Paul Newman in my mind. Now I'm saddened that I lost them both this year. Do you have any memories of David Carradine that you can share here???
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
4 Jun 09
David Carradine on Lizzie McGuire - Episode entitled "Between a Rock and a Bra Place" Lizzie and Miranda decide that it's time they buy their first bras, but getting to the mall by themselves with no questions asked is quite the challenge. The girls try to be vague, but when Lizzie's mom presses them about the "school supplies" they need, the three of them wind up shopping together. Complicating matters are the English teacher and classmates who show up at the store. The equally exciting subplot has Matt wanting to enter a contest to become Jet Li's sidekick. Gordo helps him direct a video with which to enter, and Mr. McGuire calls on an old friend (real-life brother David Carradine) to help them all out.
Oh! I havent watched these kinds of films but the line and nickname of 'GrassHopper' I am well acquainted with. Its just been used so many times in movies that Ive seen that Ive wondered where this line originated from. So that's where it came from. Anyway, Ive seen him in an episode of Lizzie McGuire. I just love that show and I guess that was the Hannah Montana of my time. I actually grew up with Lizzie so to speak. Ive seen an episode where Matt tries to produce a martial arts film for a contest and David Carradine as Sam's(the father played by Robert Carradine) old friend, comes in and helps out Matt, calling him 'GrassHopper' as well.LOL He was really funny in that episode and one would think that they had a lot of fun filming it.
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
Iv'e also like his shows in the kung-Fu series. but it's been long while since he made some movies like Kill Bill.It's very sad that he passed away. one of the greatest actors in martial arts films. How the heck did he die in Hongkong anyways? we will miss him.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Yesterday they were saying he hung himself. Today they are saying it's an accidental hanging. His publicist is saying it was natural causes. I guess we'll never really know.
@Bevsue (251)
• United States
5 Jun 09
We will miss him. He was just perfect in the Kung Fu series.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
5 Jun 09
He was PERFECT for EVERY part he played. I didn't care for him playing the villain, but he did it well!!!
• United States
5 Jun 09
I can remember sitting infront of our huge tv that took hours to warm up. It was old and we were rather poor so yes it really did take hours to warm up lol. But my brother and I would sit and watch it till it was a full picture and then we would sit and holler at my dad that he was gonna miss grasshopper. I will never forget the little bit of wisdom that was always imparted in each show. Not to mention it really bonded my Dad, Brother and me together. It is a memory that will for ever live in my mind. RIP David Carradine you will truly be missed.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
5 Jun 09
A lot of wisdom did come out of that show!!! It bonded a lot of families. I didn't know until I was reading yesterday that it was one of his brothers who portrayed the younger Caine on the show. The whole family was talented!!!
@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I just got home and saw that, how sad. I did enjoy his series and will miss him.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I wish TVLand would do reruns of Kung Fu instead of MASH & Good Times for the 10 thousandth time!!!
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
4 Jun 09
Oh wow! Yes, David Carradine was one heck of a guy and has been around on screen for such a long time. From Kung Fu all the way to Kill Bill, he was certainly unique as an actor and was definitely memorable! One specific thing I do remember that was related to him is that the role in Kung Fu was actually supposed to go to Bruce Lee! But Bruce Lee was set to the side because David Carradine was considered to be more "Western" in appearance. The rest is history! How amazing that your Brother knew him personally! Rest in peace David Carradine.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
4 Jun 09
He started in the late 60s & had over 200 credits to his name in the last 41 years. I'm glad David was chosen for Kung Fu. I was never a big Bruce Lee fan. I know, I'm the ONLY person who can say that!!! I think I've mentioned before that if it can happen, more than likely it has happened in my family. My brother said David was very laid back & gentle. He showed up every morning barefoot & in his sweat pants. He got dressed in his western garb only right before his first scene. He only put on his boots while filming. Just as soon as the camera went off, the boots came off. He stayed barefoot until the camera went back on.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I really liked David and was mad about his dad, John, when I was a teen just getting into horror movies--that's when they were truly horror, not just blood and gore. I enjoyed the Kung Fu series, too, as well as other things David did. I'm sorry he felt he had to end his life but I hope he's at peace now.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Yes, the way he chose to end it is horrid. I too hope he's found his peace. I'm finding it somewhat confusing that he spent most of his life offering peace to others & yet he didn't have peace within himself. The more they begin to release, the more disturbing it is becoming.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Yes, Whoopie Goldberg mentioned that he passed today and was very sad but did not mention how. I saw it on AOL news. Very sad. I am sure the family will have plenty of questions. You have to be in much pain or confusion to take your life, I would think. Very sad.
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• United States
4 Jun 09
I am sorry to hear we lost such a Gentle Man, yet he is now in another journey of his life. He will be missed here on earth though, from his gentleness of how he portrayed the characters he played. As a teenager I so enjoyed the Kung fu series. They actually taught me how to deal with some of the stresses I was going through at that time in my life. Being abused was easy to turn angry, yet I have not. I thank David Carrdine for this. He will be missed.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I pray the report that he hung himself is false. It will be heartbreaking to think he didn't feel the love & support we ALL feel for him!!! I just can't imagine him dying a lonely, broken man!!! I was shocked that he was 72. I always thought he was closer to my age.
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
8 Jun 09
I used to love the Kung Fu series when I was younger ... DC was really cool in it. I read in the paper this morning they think he might actually have been murdered, as some kind of martial arts revenge killing. Horrific if it's true.
• China
5 Jun 09
For their favorite things we should lose frustrated,hope you can get up,you have a lot things to do.