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David Carradine

Born: 1936-12-08 - Died: 2009-06-03
Cause of Death:
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Death Summary: David Carradine was found dead in a hotel room at the Park Nai Lert Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

The initial police investigation stated that Carradine had hung himself with a cord from the hotel curtains. (This was never confirmed)

UPDATE: Chuck Binder, Carradine's manager, told TMZ "he firmly believes Carradine did not take his own life -- nor does he think David died accidentally". Binder went on to say that Carradine's hands were tied behind his back rendering him immobalized.

It's also been said that the other end of the rope used on Carradine was found to be tied around his genitals. This can neither be confimred nor denied at this time.

TMZ also states that the Bangkok hotel has been slow handing over video surveillance to the cops.

Who was David Carradine : Carradine was an actor best known for his role of Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series Kung Fu.

Eventhough he was known as David, he was actually born John Arthur Carradine in Hollywood, California in 1936. He had one brother, Bruce Carradine, and two half-brothers Keith and Robert Carradine.

Caradine got his big break in the 1970's with the television series Kung Fu (as well as the sequels in the 80's and 90's) where he played the main character of Kwai Chang Caine.


Some of his other notable roles included the lead in Shane (the 1960's television series based on the 1949 novel), a gunslinger in Taggart, Tempus on the cult hit Charmed, Conrad on Alias and he even made an appearance on Lizzie McGuire.

Carradine also played the role of Bill in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2.

In 2006 Caradine became the spokesman for Yellowbook, the commercials were very reminecscent of the old Kung Fu televison show.



More recently Carradine had worked with the Jonas Brothers and had plans to work with Miley Cyrus in 2009. His last movie role was a 100 year-old Chinese gangster in Crank: High Voltage.
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