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John Arthur “David” Carradine ~ RIP

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David Carradine in Los Anegles in 1980

David Carradine was born in Hollywood on December 8, 1936 and died yesterday in Bangkok. He was best known for playing 1970s television series Kung Fu. He acted in over 100 films, including

Bound for Glory
Kill Bill 1 & 2
Deathrace 2000
Airwolf

From Wikipedia:

The son of Ardanelle Abigail (née McCool) and noted American actor John Carradine. He was the brother of Bruce Carradine and half-brother of Keith and Robert Carradine, as well as the uncle of Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton. Carradine had Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, German, Spanish, Italian, Ukrainian and Cherokee ancestry.

On June 4, 2009, Carradine was found dead in his room at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel on Wireless Road, near Sukhumvit, in central Bangkok, Thailand. The initial police report indicated that Carradine had committed suicide by hanging himself; he was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a cord around his neck and body. Carradine was in Bangkok to shoot his latest movie, Stretch, but the film crew were aware of his absence when they went to dine out at a restaurant on June 3.

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