David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine

BBC is reporting that actor David Carradine has been found dead in a hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. According to Carradine’s personal manager, Chuck Binder, the actor was in Bangkok filming a new movie called Stretch.

Binder has spoken briefly about Carradine in the wake of this sudden news:

“[The news is] shocking… He was full of life, always wanting to work… a great person.”

David Carradine was best known for his role as Caine in Kung Fu back in the ’70s and had a recent resurgence as the titled Bill in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. During a career that spanned more than four decades, Carradine also starred in the likes of Death Race 2000, The Warrior and the Sorceress, the TV show Alias and many other film and TV roles. There is no confirmation on the cause of death as of yet, but early details of the discovery point to an apparent suicide.

Carradine will be sorely missed as an iconic, prolific, actor that was admired by film and TV fans all over the world. We here at Screen Rant would like to offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Carradine.

David Carradine: 1936-2009 – You will be sadly missed.

Source: BBC