Jun 04

David Carradine found dead todayActor David Carradine was found dead today hanging naked in his closet at a Bangkok hotel room. Officer Teerapop Luanseng (the investigating officer) said Carradine was staying at the luxury Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel. The cause of death is currently under investigation being that the actor was currently fiming a new movie called Stretch. Carradine was anounced absent when he missed a dinner with the film crew on wednesday, June 3rd. His body was discovered by a hotel maid and the police was alerted. Read more on this at CNN.com.

Probably known best for his role as “Kwai Chang Caine” in the Kung Fu series and “Bill” in Quentin Tarrantino’s Kill Bill. Carradine was born in Hollywood California to Ardanelle Abigail and actor John Carradine. His works as an actor were also supplemented by production work in his training videos for Tai Chi and Qi Gong. One of the most important topics in his life was the disdain-filled relationship he had with Martial Artists after it came out that his role as Kwai Chang Caine was meant for the late Bruce Lee. Carradine had no knowledge of Martial Arts until he was chosen for that role and reprised his character in the 1990s spinoff Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.

The old man will be missed and we send all our love and condolences to his family members and loved ones. Rest in Peace grasshopper (Kung Fu reference). Check out this clip from the introduction to Kung Fu:

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