Kung Fu Star Carradine Dead at 72

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2009 9:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – David Carradine, the star of campy '70s TV classic Kung Fu who enjoyed a career renaissance as the villain in the Kill Bill films, was found dead today in Bangkok, where he was shooting a movie, the AP reports. Carradine, part of a prominent Hollywood family that included father John, a legendary character actor, and niece Martha Plimpton, had apparently hanged himself, according to a local media outlet.