Actor David Carradine, 72, found hanged in Bangkok hotel.

20090604__asthailanddavidcarradine2_gallery1Well known actor, David Carradine, was found hanged in a hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday. According to his manager, Carradine, who is most famous for his role as Qwai Chang Caine in the 1970s TV series Kung-Fu, was in Thailand shooting his latest movie. Details from The Associated Press article in The Mercury News, who broke the story early this morning, say Carradine did not show up on Wednesday, for a meal with the film crew, and was found the next morning by a maid. The hotel, the luxurious Nai Lert Park, reported to local police that a male guest had hanged himself using the drapery cords in his room.

Carradine, son of American actor John Carradine and Ardanelle Abigail, was born in Hollywood, California in 1936.  Carradine starred in more than 100 feature films in a career that spanned more than forty-five years.  He is survived by his fifth wife, Annie, and two daughters, Calista Miranda and Kansas, from previous marriages.

 

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