My best friend in Bangkok emails me with this very sad news, from The Nation:
David Carradine found dead in Bangkok
“Kung Fu” and “Kill Bill” star David Carradine was found… in a hotel room in Bangkok on Wednesday. Police believed he committed suicide.
Carradine, 72, was in Bangkok to shoot his latest movie, Stretch… The film crew were aware of his absence when they went to dine out at a restaurant on Sathorn Road on June 3. Carradine did not show up at the dinner and the team could not reach him. They assumed that he took a rest because of his age…
His personal manager, Chuck Binder, told BBC that the news was “shocking”, adding: “He was full of life, always wanting to work… a great person.”
Clip from my favorite Carradine movie, Bound for Glory, after the cut.
and the trailer: