David Carradine [Ντέιβιντ Καραντάιν] (1937 - 2009)

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Kung Fu star Carradine found dead


Carradine was best known recently for starring in Kill Bill

Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room, BBC correspondent Jonathan Head has reported.

The 72-year-old was in Thailand filming his latest film Stretch, according to his personal manager Chuck Binder.

Mr Binder said the news was "shocking", adding: "He was full of life, always wanting to work... a great person."

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David Carradine of Kung Fu fame found dead in Bangkok hotel

Bangkok - US actor David Carradine was found hanged in a Bangkok hotel suite Thursday in what police believe was a suicide, media reports said. The body of Carradine, 72, who first shot to fame in the Kung Fu television series, was found in the closet of his suite at the five-star Park Nai Lert Hotel, The Nation online news service reported.

Carradine was in Bangkok shooting a film. Colleagues became concerned when he failed to show up for a dinner Wednesday night and they could not reach him by telephone in his room.

A hotel maid found his body in the morning while cleaning his room, The Nation reported.

A police investigation showed that he had hung himself with cord used for curtains, the newspaper said.

Officers found no signs of an assault.

Carradine recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's two-part movie Kill Bill. His first major role was as the fugitive half-Chinese Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s TV drama Kung Fu.

Source: http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/271736,david-carradine-of-kung-fu-fame-found-dead-in-bangkok-hotel.html



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Kung Fu star Carradine found dead

Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room on Thursday.

Thai police told the BBC a hotel maid found the 72-year-old naked in a wardrobe with a cord around his neck and other parts of his body.

The US star was in Thailand filming his latest film, Stretch, according to his personal manager Chuck Binder.

Mr Binder said the news was "shocking", adding: "He was full of life, always wanting to work... a great person."

Police said the actor's body was found in a suite at the 5-star Swissotel Nai Lert Park hotel.

A US embassy official confirmed the actor's death, but added that the cause of death had not yet been established.

However, Thai newspaper The Nation reported that police believe the actor took his own life, and preliminary investigations found that he hanged himself.

Carradine was part of an acting dynasty which included his father, John Carradine, and brothers Bruce, Keith and Robert.

The star was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s TV series Kung Fu, which spawned sequels in the '80s and '90s.

The character became one of the most iconic roles in US TV and earned Carradine both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

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Video and full article at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8083479.stm


 

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