LOS ANGELES (CN) – A film production company was responsible for actor David Carradine’s death because it failed to provide transportation to a dinner meeting in Bangkok, his widow claims in Superior Court.
Carradine died June 4, 2009 while in Bangkok filming the movie, “Stretch,” which was produced by defendant MK2 S.A. He was found naked and hanging in a closet in a room at the Swissotel.
The assistant assigned to Carradine by MK2 took him back to his hotel on the night of his death, Anne Carradine claims, but when the assistant called her husband’s room to coordinate dinner plans, there was no response. The assistant and crew then left without Carradine, according to the complaint.
An hour later, when Carradine reached the assistant, he was told he would have to make his own arrangements for the evening, according to the lawsuit. The actor was found dead in the early morning hours.
MK2 breached its contract to provide “all the best available amenities” for Carradine by not ensuring transportation to the dinner, according to the complaint.
MK2 also breached its contract “by failing to promptly provide sufficient and accurate insurance information in order for plaintiffs (including Carradine’s loan-out corporation) to receive their benefits in a swift and timely manner.”
The complaint was filed by Mark Geragos with Geragos & Geragos.