Thursday, June 4, 2009

David Carradine dies June 4 Bangkok

I was a "Kung Fu" fan back in early 70's I enjoyed several of his many other appearances in his long career.

Rest in peace ...


Kung Fu star David Carradine dies...

ABC News


BANGKOK (WABC) -- Kung Fu and Kill Bill star David Carradine has been found dead in a hotel room in Bangkok.

Carradine, 72, was there to shoot a new movie, his agent said.

His personal manager, Chuck Binder, confirmed his death this morning, saying the actor had been was in great spirits.

A news report in Bangkok said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide, but Binder said he believed Carradine died of natural causes.

He was born on December 8, 1936 as John Arthur Carradine, the eldest son of a revered Hollywood family that included his father, John Carradine, and his brothers, Bruce, Keith and Robert are also actors.

Carradine was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin priest traveling the 1800s American frontier West in the TV series "Kung Fu," which aired in 1972-75.

He reprised the role in a mid-1980s TV movie and played Caine's grandson in the 1990s syndicated series "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues."

He returned to the top in recent years as the title character in Quentin Tarantino's two-part saga "Kill Bill."

Over the years, he appeared in over 200 motion pictures and television dramas, and numerous plays. He was also a producer, director, writer, and composer for the screen as well.

5 comments:

Baron's Life said...

Did he commit suicide or was he strangled by someone?

Pappy said...

I hope it was neither...

Baron's Life said...

Yeah me too, I read some rumors that they found him with a rope around his neck and his hands tied

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

This is so sad. He was great in Kill Bill!

Baron's Life said...

So did anyone really find out or state how he died?