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Kill Bill superstar David Carradine.

Cause of death: Autoerotic asphyxiation
When it happened: June 2009
Where it happened: Bangkok

There's such a thing as "autoerotic asphyxiation." History has many accounts of kinky people strangling, suffocating, and hanging themselves for sexual arousal. Apparently, doing so prevents oxygen from reaching the brain, which then produces an orgasm. Most recently, Kill Bill actor David Carradine died from accidental asphyxiation. In June 2009, he hung himself from a rope in a closet in Bangkok. Coroners concluded his death was not a suicide, for there was "evidence" of an orgasm found. Why not just have sex, we wonder.

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