American actor David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok, Thailand, hotel, according to his personal manager, Chuck Binder.
Binder said Thursday that the death is being investigated but could provide no other details. Carradine’s death was “shocking and sad. He was full of life, always wanting to work … a great person,” Binder said, according to People magazine. Carradine, who became famous in the 1970s when he starred as Kwai Chang Caine in the television series “Kung Fu,” was 72. Modern audiences may best know him as “Bill” in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” films. iReport: Share memories of David Carradine His career included more than 100 feature films, two dozen television movies and theater work, according to the Internet Movie Database. Carradine, who was married five times and divorced four, is survived by his widow, Annie Bierman, according to People magazine.
People: David Carradine found dead in hotel room
He was the son of actor John Carradine. “David’s career as an artist did not begin on the stage, though some of his early career was on and off Broadway. His earliest work was as a sculptor and painter,” Carradine’s official Web site says.