David Carradine

David Carradine

Performer

David Carradine, a member of the acting Carradine family who became a martial arts icon through his roles in the 1970s show "Kung Fu" and its sequel, and Quentin Tarantino's hyper-violent "Kill Bill" films, was found dead in his hotel suite in Bangkok, where he was working on a movie, the New York Times reported. He was 72. Bangkok authorities are treating the death as a suicide. Mr. Carradine was the eldest son of stage and film character actor John Carradine, a flamboyant performer known for declaiming Shakespeare while walking down the street. His brother, Bruce; his half-brothers Keith and Robert; and his nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton all became actors.

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  • Also known as: John Arthur Carradine
  • Born: Dec 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California
  • Death: Jun 3, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand

Awards

Theatre World
1966 Theatre World Award The Royal Hunt of the Sun Winner