Thursday, June 4, 2009

Actor David Carradine Commits Suicide in Bankok

David Carradine

David Carradine is found dead in a Bangkok hotel room

The American embassy in Thailand confirmed the 72-year-old had been found dead in the capital, where he was filming.

Reports said Carradine had failed to appear for a meal with the film crew on Wednesday and that his body was found by a hotel maid at the Park Nai Lert hotel the following morning.

Police said there were no signs of a struggle or other suspicious circumstances and are treating the death as suicide.

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

David Carradine in Kung Fu in 1973

David Carradine in Kung Fu

He appeared in more than 100 feature films with such directors as Martin Scorsese, Ingmar Bergman and Hal Ashby.

One of his prominent early film roles was as singer Woody Guthrie in Ashby's 1976 biopic Bound for Glory.

He was perhaps most famous for his role as the fugitive half Chinese Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s western TV drama Kung Fu.

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Source: SkyNews

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