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David Carradine Dead at 72

David Carradine Dead at 72

Actor David Carradine was found dead in a Bangkok hotel room Wednesday.

His manager Chuck Binder said that Carradine was in Thailand shooting his latest film Stretch, and that he believes the 72-year-old actor “was full of life, always wanting to work… a great person.”

Reuters is reporting that Carradine was found dead, naked and hanging from a rope in the closet of his room at Bangkok’s Nailert Hotel.

Carradine was best known for his roles in Kill Bill and the television series Kung Fu. His last pictures may be of him running errands on May 21 in Tarzana, Calif.


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  • Stacy

    wow, that’s a shame, RIP David x

  • Gasol_fan16

    RIP!! I loved this sweet man! I loved Kung Foo and loved him in Kill Bill!! You will be missed David!

  • Gasol_fan16

    I meant Kung Fu! RIP David. This is very sad to hear. It seems like the nice people go too early. ;(

  • telling

    He was charming and talented. RIP David.

  • mertz

    omg. no way. this is sucky news to wake up to.


  • amanda

    RIP. I am so very very sad over this news

  • Sailor

    R.I.P. David

  • Heart of Glass

    thats so messed up :( RIP

  • Annuck

    Aaah noooo

    RIP :(

  • LolaSvelt

    Hanged?! I hope that’s not true.

  • Rocky

    Rest in peace Mr. Carradine. Prayers go out to his family and freinds.

  • she male say what


  • Rocky

    #12. I agree. Good memories.

  • Cammie

    Sad, he was a good actor

  • elle Fire

    I’m very sad Grasshopper.

  • Countess von Zinzendorf

    This is shocking. I wonder why he took his own life. He was wonderful in Kung Fu.

  • RobinMN

    Rest well, grasshopper.

  • adfs

    YO i just heard he hung himself! wtf

  • Veselka

    RIP DAVID :(:(:(:(:(:(:(

  • Kira

    R.I.P. , David Carradine!! For those souls who remain in physical form, suicide is never the answer no matter how challenging life’s lessons or bleak the days. Always seek the counsel of a trusted spiritual mentor, healthy psychotherapist, family member, or friend to listen and/or help work through the experience(s) of “dark night of the soul” that feel unbearable and which most will confront at some point in this particular lifetime.

  • Sharon

    Life is beautiful..even the very sick people want to live so it’s sad, hearing someone killing themselves…

    but anyways, I hope that he will find peace, now!

  • Sharon

    I mean, killing himself….

  • kate

    Travel safely, Grasshopper. You will be missed.

  • Halli


    Oh my GOD! I literally gasped! Soooo sad, he’s was one of my favourites! :-(

    He was great in Kill Bill :-(

  • Meream

    I got goosebumps. This is really sad.

  • Magdaaaa

    o nieeee !!!
    MOJ MISTRZ !!!
    big stan <33333
    wyrazy współczucia dla rodziny
    świetny aktor

  • spicylily, thailand

    You will be missed.

  • alright


    hope he finds peace.

  • LuckyL

    How scary.

  • Simone

    Why am I convinced he was on Lizzie Mcguire :S

    Anyway, really sad. The poor man it’s so tragic that people do this.

  • so sad

    david was the only reason to see both of the kill bills. he was the best part. i’m going to miss him.

  • kaicee

    I can’t belive it!!!!!!!!!! Rest In Peace David ! Why did we have to loose a good actor! he was a greeat actor!

  • sarah h

    *a lot of tears”
    I loved him!RIP *_*

  • lalalove

    That’s horrible. I really hope it wasn’t suicide. My mom is one of his biggest fans.
    May his soul R.I.P.

  • joneblaze

    Before the days of cable thank goodness for networks that aired cool re runs of shows like,Star Trek,BattleStar Galactica and David Carradine’s Kung Fu.Im not sure what was cooler about his character Kwai Chang Caine the way he would apologize before he beat the crap out of you,or how he would do it with such ease.Carradine brought the same manner to tons of roles,most memorable as of late was in the Kill Bill films.Calm,Cool,Quiet….That was David Carradine R.I.P
    Thanks for years of entertainment.

  • jo

    According to the news in England it’s unlikely that he committed suicide, but rather hanged himself accidently while pratising auto-eroticism. Part of the rope, so it is reported, was tied to his genitals.

  • Vestes de Cuisine

    Oh that’s so sad.

  • truthbtold

    Lucy Liu should have defeated the evil Uma Thurman. Lucy Liu is the more talented actress. Thurman is never believable as a martial arts expert. Lucy Liu is educated, talented, and admired by many, including martial arts experts!

  • truthsayer

    Lucy Liu should have defeated the evil Uma Thurman. Lucy Liu is the more talented actress. Thurman is never believable as a martial arts expert. Lucy Liu is educated, talented, and admired by many, including martial arts experts!

  • Shar

    The anniversary of Carradine’s death is approaching and a new book is being released to mark a the occasion. “David Carradine: The Eye of My Tornado” should be out soon.

  • that guy

    It should be direct, grammatically correct, and easy to read and understand. You’ll educate yourself on the basic portions of grant writing and just how to put together a successful proposal.