Kill Bill and Kung Fu star Carradine dead

June 5th, 2009 - 2:38 am ICT by John Le Fevre  

David Carradine David Carradine, star of hit movies Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2 and the 1970s television series Kung Fu has been found dead in Bangkok.

Bangkok police said Carradine, aged 72, was found hung inside a closet with a rope around his neck in a suite at the luxury Swissotel Nai Lert Park hotel by housekeeping staff Thursday morning.

The veteran Hollywood actor was in Bangkok shooting the movie Stretch and failed to attend a dinner with the film crew on Wednesday evening.

Police said the rope used in the hanging was similar to that used to hang curtains and there was no sign of a forced entry or other disturbance.

Carradine, from a family of performers and the eldest son of well-known character actor John Carradine, enjoyed a long career on Broadway, US television and in movies.

He will be well remembered for his roles as Kwai Chang Caine, the wandering monk in the 1970s television series Kung Fu, as well as ‘Big’ Bill Shelly in Boxcar Bertha.

In a career which included more than 100 movies over 45 years, Carradine notched up three Golden Globe Award nominations, an Emmy nomination and a string of other accolades.

In December 2004 he married his current wife, Annie Bierman. He has three children including actresses Calista and Kansas.

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