Thursday, June 4, 2009

Celebrity Death Update: "Kung Fu" Actor David Carradine

American actor David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok, Thailand hotel, according to his personal manager, Chuck Binder. He was 72.

David Carradine, pictured in 2005, became famous in the 1970s after starring in the television series "Kung Fu." Binder said Thursday that the death is being investigated but could provide no other details. There is a rumor that he committed suicide by hanging himself.

Carradine's death was "shocking and sad. He was full of life, always wanting to work ... a great person," Binder told People magazine. Carradine, who became famous in the 1970s when he starred in the television series "Kung Fu." Modern audiences may best know him as "Bill" in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films. His career included more than 100 feature films, two dozen television movies and theater work.

Update: Carradine was found nude and hanging by a nylon rope in a hotel room closet. Rope was believed taken from the hotel room curtains. Police found no sign of forced entry into Carradine's room. An autopsy was conducted at a Bangkok hospital, but results will not be available for another day.


  1. Well Part of my childhood is dead now.
    Will Never forget the start of "kung Fu"-where that creepy blind teacher would have him in training and Kwai had to move the hot coal container with his bare arms. Young Kwai was a soft spirited bad mofo!

  2. probably autoerotic asphyxiation