Actor David Carradine Found Dead In Bangkok

Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-old actor. He says Carradine died either late Wednesday or early Thursday, but he could not provide further details out of consideration for his family.

The Web site of the newspaper The Nation cited unidentified police sources as saying Carradine was found Thursday hanged in his luxury hotel room and is believed to have committed suicide.

Carradine was a leading member of a venerable Hollywood acting family that included his father, character actor John Carradine, and brother Keith.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Grasshopper on Jun 5, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    Perez hilton is saying it was an accident, and that he was tied up as a sex act
  • by Blake S Location: Greenville on Jun 5, 2009 at 06:11 AM
    Some new info says he may have accidently suffocated himself. Not sure exaclty how that happens, but I guess it could.
  • by John Location: Ayden on Jun 5, 2009 at 05:51 AM
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  • by Jes Location: NC on Jun 4, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    Rest In Peace, you will truely be missed
  • by meme Location: nc on Jun 4, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    So sad.
  • by Kane Location: SW on Jun 4, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    Rest in peace grass hopper!
  • by Allen Location: Greenville on Jun 4, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    I have a feeling that it was his health. From all accounts he was a pretty straight up guy, no major drug problems, no family drama. At his age (considering his smokeing) he probably had some health issues that had not been made public. I imagine a man of his character would not want to waste away. Still doesn't excuse suicide.
  • by Scott Location: Washington on Jun 4, 2009 at 08:39 AM
    He was great in the Kung Fu TV Series but if he killed himself he's a punk who gets no respect from me. The only exception I can see for suicide would be if he was terminally ill.
  • by Dave Location: Washington on Jun 4, 2009 at 08:23 AM
    Brooks was here, So was Bill
  • by Dave Location: Washington on Jun 4, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    No need to HOLLER, HOLLA.
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