Kung Fu Star Carradine Dead at 72
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2009 9:41 AM CDT
Actor David Carradine arrives for the 16th annual Environmental Media Awards, Nov. 8, 2006, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, file)
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(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.