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Actor David Carradine Found Dead at Age 72

In Films/Film stars, obituaries, television on June 4, 2009 by Editor Z

The Actor best known for his role in the 1970s television series Kung-FU was discovered dead in a Bangkok hotel Thursday morning, apparently having hung himself.

BANGKOK (AP) — Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series “Kung Fu” who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-old actor. He said the embassy was informed by Thai authorities that Carradine died either late Wednesday or early Thursday, but he could not provide further details out of consideration for his family.

The Web site of the Thai newspaper The Nation cited unidentified police sources as saying Carradine was found Thursday hanged in his luxury hotel room.

It said Carradine was in Bangkok to shoot a movie and had been staying at the hotel since Tuesday.

The newspaper said Carradine could not be contacted after he failed to appear for a meal with the rest of the film crew on Wednesday, and that his body was found by a hotel maid at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. The name of the movie was not immediately available.

I have heard that in the past he had an intense drinking habit and some drug use. But according to this,he abandoned that years ago and found some peace of mind. Its strange to have someone plucked from obscurity by way of a death notice.



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