As if they weren't dealing with enough in the wake of his tragic death, the family of David Carradine is now "profoundly disturbed" by the publication of a photo that appears to be Carradine hanging in his Bangkok hotel room.
The shocking photo - which Thai police believe was taken by the forensics team - appeared on the cover of a Thai celebrity gossip tabloid called Thai Rath.
The photo shows a naked body, presumably that of David Carradine, suspended from a bar in a closet, with his hands apparently bound together above his head.
The paper did not identify the source of the image.
The suspicious death of David Carradine (1936-2009) remains shrouded in mystery, with an alleged photo of the actor's hanging marking the latest development.
The photo has yet to be published by any additional tabloids or websites.
Thai police have since said that accidental suffocation may be the cause of the actor's death after they discovered a rope around Carradine's genitals.
Tattoos on the lower half of his nude body can be seen.
Sources close to the actor told Radar Online that he had a history of engaging in auto-erotic asphyxiation, a sexual practice often involving a rope around the neck.
In response to the image, Carradine's brother Keith released a statement that says:
"The family of David Carradine wants it understood that, per attorney Mark Geragos, any persons, publications or media outlets will be fully prosecuted for invasion of privacy and causing severe emotional distress if the photos are published."