'Kill Bill' star David Carradine found dead in Bangkok

David-carradine_l Veteran actor David Carradine died on Wednesday in Bangkok, where he was shooting a film. The 72-year-old's nude body was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck and genitals. Those details have lead to speculation that the death may have been autoerotic asphyxiation, and The Smoking Gun has unearthed divorce court filings that show that one of Carradine's ex-wives once accused the actor of "deviant sexual behavior which was potentially deadly." Carradine's manager, Chuck Binder, tells EW.com he doesn't think it suicide that killed the actor. "Knowing him, I can't imagine it was self-inflicted," Binder says. "I've worked with him for six years. There's no way. He was happy. It just doesn't make sense." 

Carradine was best known for starring in the '70s TV show Kung Fu and in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies. He won a Best Actor award from the National Board of Review for his performance in the 1976 film Bound for Glory. (additional reporting by Adam Markovitz.)

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  • reathe

    He was NOT nominated for an Oscar. Check your facts.

  • EntertainmentBlogger

    Sad — especially if he DID commit suicide as rumored.
    http://movies-tv-entertainment.blogspot.com/

  • Peggy

    I don’t know for sure whether he was nominated, but every source I’ve looked at said he was nominated for that role. So everyone must be wrong.

  • Ron

    “One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble.”

  • Michael
  • JJ

    Kill Bill, indeed

  • Ralph

    Something sounds funny he was “sitting” with a rope around his neck and body. He will be missed. I really hope he didn’t comitt sucide.

  • Ceballos

    What a shame. I enjoyed “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues” with minimum irony and I thought he deserved a Supporting Actor Oscar Nom for “Kill Bill: Vol. 2″

  • Ralph

    Something sounds funny he was “sitting” with a rope around his neck and body. He will be missed. I really hope he didn’t comitt sucide.

  • Ralph

    Something sounds funny he was “sitting” with a rope around his neck and body. He will be missed. I really hope he didn’t comitt sucide.

  • Ralph

    Something sounds funny he was “sitting” with a rope around his neck and body. He will be missed. I really hope he didn’t comitt sucide.

  • Hey Ralph

    What is it you hope he didn’t do? I didn’t catch it the first time..

  • ia

    DAVID CARRADINE came from the famous acting CARRADINE family. His father JOHN was a great actor in the ’40’s, ’50’s and ’60’s. DAVID had brothers who went into acting as well including his brother ROBERT who acted in the film “COMING HOME.” I know that DAVID was the lover of actress BARBARA HERSHEY for many years. They had a son together. DAVID’s most memorable film will always be “BOUND FOR GLORY” portraying the great WOODY GUTHRIE. DAVID was denied an OSCAR nomination that year. And many of us babyboomers will always remember him as GRASSHOPPER in the TV series “KUNG FU.” But if anyone can help me out, I do believe that
    DAVID and two of his acting brothers starred in a Western film with DENNIS & RANDY QUAID and another famous acting brothers which was back in early ’80’s (or maybe mid-’80’s). I can’t remember the name of this film…anyone out there know the name of the film? DAVID CARRADINE will be missed on the silver screen. My condolences to his family at this time. RIP in DAVID.

  • ia

    DAVID CARRADINE came from the famous acting CARRADINE family. His father JOHN was a great actor in the ’40’s, ’50’s and ’60’s. DAVID had brothers who went into acting as well including his brother ROBERT who acted in the film “COMING HOME.” I know that DAVID was the lover of actress BARBARA HERSHEY for many years. They had a son together. DAVID’s most memorable film will always be “BOUND FOR GLORY” portraying the great WOODY GUTHRIE. DAVID was denied an OSCAR nomination that year. And many of us babyboomers will always remember him as GRASSHOPPER in the TV series “KUNG FU.” But if anyone can help me out, I do believe that
    DAVID and two of his acting brothers starred in a Western film with DENNIS & RANDY QUAID and another famous acting brothers which was back in early ’80’s (or maybe mid-’80’s). I can’t remember the name of this film…anyone out there know the name of the film? DAVID CARRADINE will be missed on the silver screen. My condolences to his family at this time. RIP in DAVID.

  • ia

    DAVID CARRADINE came from the famous acting CARRADINE family. His father JOHN was a great actor in the ’40’s, ’50’s and ’60’s. DAVID had brothers who went into acting as well including his brother ROBERT who acted in the film “COMING HOME.” I know that DAVID was the lover of actress BARBARA HERSHEY for many years. They had a son together. DAVID’s most memorable film will always be “BOUND FOR GLORY” portraying the great WOODY GUTHRIE. DAVID was denied an OSCAR nomination that year. And many of us babyboomers will always remember him as GRASSHOPPER in the TV series “KUNG FU.” But if anyone can help me out, I do believe that
    DAVID and two of his acting brothers starred in a Western film with DENNIS & RANDY QUAID and another famous acting brothers which was back in early ’80’s (or maybe mid-’80’s). I can’t remember the name of this film…anyone out there know the name of the film? DAVID CARRADINE will be missed on the silver screen. My condolences to his family at this time. RIP in DAVID.

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