Thursday, June 4, 2009

Actor David Carradine Found Dead...

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Actor David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok Hotel.

The 72-year old star of the 1970's TV series "Kung Fu" and the lead villain in the "Kill Bill" films was found dead in his hotel room, an apparent suicide.

Carradine was in Bangkok to shoot a movie and had been staying at the Swissotel Nai Lert. A preliminary police investigation found that he had hanged himself with a cord used with the room's curtains.

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

He appeared in more than 100 feature films and best known for his role as 'Kwai Chang Caine', a Shaolin priest who roamed the American frontier in the TV series "Kung Fu", 1972-75.

He played Caine's grandson in the 1990's Toronto-lensed syndicated series "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues".

Carradine enjoyed renewed success in director Quentin Tarantino's 2 part "Kill Bill" feature films...