Actor David Carradine Dead After Apparent Suicide
“Kung Fu” and “Kill Bill” actor David Carradine was found dead Thursday in a Bangkok hotel room, his manager told FOX News.
According to police, the 72-year-old actor appeared to have hanged himself.
The officer responsible for investigating the death, Teerapop Luanseng, said Carradine was staying at a suite at the luxury Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel.
“I can confirm that we found his body, naked, hanging in the closet,” Teerapop said. He said police suspected suicide.
Chuck Binder, Carradine’s manager, said the actor was staying in the Thai capital while shooting a movie called “Stretch.” When a producer went to his luxury hotel room, he learned that the actor was dead, Binder said, adding that the cause of death is still “under investigation.”
According to Thai Newspaper, The Nation, Carradine had been staying at the hotel since Tuesday but could not be contacted after he failed to appear for a meal with the rest of the film crew on Wednesday.
It said a preliminary police investigation found that he had hanged himself with a cord used with the room’s curtains. It cited police as saying he had been dead at least 12 hours and there was no sign that he had been assaulted.
Police said Carradine’s body was taken to a hospital for an autopsy which would be carried out Friday.