An LA Coroner's Inquest heard from one of Carradine's ex-wives who spoke to him on the phone the night he died.
Police had found him hanging inside a Bangkok, Thailand hotel closet with a auro-erotic asphyxiation ligature tied around his neck.
'Mrs Carradine," the judge asked, 'were you and your ex-husband having phone sex the night of his death?'
'Er, not really Your Honor," the woman replied, 'I got the impression he was trying to tell me he was broke and had to cut my monthly alimony.'
'And what makes you think that?' the judge inquired.
'Well, his last words were something about 'having to tighten his belt'. And then he hung up.'