David Carradine was found dead in the Thai capital of Bangkok, the Associated Press is reporting. The 72-year-old Carradine was in Thailand shooting a film, and was reportedly found early Thursday morning by a maid with a rope around his neck. Police believe the cause of death was suicide.
Carradine is best known for his starring role in the 1970s series Kung Fu as the rambling Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine who travelled the Old West, bringing Eastern philosophy and martial-arts beatdowns to gunslingers. He also starred in the spin-off, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. Carradine has appeared in more than 100 movies, including Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films.
Carradine will also be appearing in an upcoming episode of Fox's Mental as a guest star.
Acting was in Carradine's blood--his father John and brothers Keith and Robert were also well-known actors in Hollywood.
[UPDATE] As more details are coming out about Carradine's, the story is taking a bit of a creepy turn. The BBC is reporting that Carradine was found nude in a closet with a rope around his neck "and other parts of his body." TMZ also says that Carradine's rep is calling the death "accidental."