Scorsese, Madsen pay tribute to Carradine

June 5th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, June 5 (ANI): Martin Scorsese and Michael Madsen have paid tribute to David Carradine, who passed away on June 4 aged 72.

Madsen, who co-starred with the Kill Bill villain, spoke of his close relationship with his late friend, who was found dead in a Bangkok hotel.

“David was one of the first actors I ever worked with when I started my career and the closest person to a brother that I ever had in my life. It is shocking to me that he is no longer with us,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

“I had been thinking about calling him for the last several days and advise anybody who has been thinking about reaching out to a loved one to do so. I have so many great memories of David that I wouldn’t even know where to begin. He has a very special place in my heart,” he added.

Director Scorsese, who worked with Carradine on 1972 movie Boxcar Bertha, also dubbed the Hollywood legend as a “wonderful spirit”.

He said: “I was deeply saddened by the news of David Carradine’s passing. We met when we made Boxcar Bertha together, almost 40 years ago. I have very fond memories of our time together on that picture and on Mean Streets, where he agreed to do a brief cameo. David was a great collaborator, a uniquely talented actor and a wonderful spirit. He loved movies, acting in movies, making movies and he was always extremely generous.” (ANI)

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