Here’s one of the weirder stories of the week. It appears that one of my favorite actors Randy Quaid (Kingpin, National Lampoon’s Vacation and Independence Day) is as wacky in person as he is on screen.
Quaid and his wife Evi were just released from jail in Canada where they were held in relation to outstanding burglary charges in the US. They are charged with doing $5000 in damage to a guest house in Santa Barbara, CA – and then leaving before the hearing. This is Quaid’s second criminal issue in the Santa Barbara area. In 2009 he was charged with skipping out on a $10,000 hotel bill, and similarly missing court appearances.
In an attempt to provide some sort of weird explanation for their penchant for trashing places and skipping out on bills, Quaid’s wife explained to a judge that she fears for her husband’s safety, since two other stars, Heath Ledger and David Carradine, were “murdered”, and she is concerned that that Quaid might be next on the list of stars to be killed. (Note – neither Ledger or Carradine’s death were labeled as homicides or even considered suspicious by authorities.)
So is there a crazy serial murderer killing our stars, or is this just a nutty excuse for bad behavior?
I personally prefer the idea that there is a psycho celebrity killer. And if so – how are they picking their victims? An A-List star that played The Joker. The Kung Fu dude. And now they are after Randy Quaid? What is the connection? Hmmm….Quaid was in Brokeback Mountain with Heath Ledger, but how is that related to Carradine. It’s like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon – only people are getting killed! And could this all go much further than we think? And am I the only one that found Gary Coleman’s death a little suspicious?