UPDATE: David Carradine Has Passed Away

UPDATE: It looks like David did not commit suicide, nor die from natural causes in his Bangkok hotel. The BBC is reporting that police found the actor with a “cord around his neck and genitals” and are now ruling the death accidental.

Autoerotic asphyxiation?

The official statement from David’s camp reads, “We can confirm 100% that he never would have committed suicide. It was an accidental death. Everybody is in shock.” 


Legendary actor David Carradine has died at the age of 72.

The Kung Fu and Kill Bill actor was found in his Park Nai Lert Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand earlier this morning. Although his rep is claiming the actor died of natural causes, a report coming out of Thailand tells a much different story.

The BBC says that Thai police are reporting that a hotel maid found David sitting in the closet with a cord around his neck and other parts of his body in what looks to be a suicide. 

His personal manager Chuck Binder reveals that he was in Thailand filming a new movie called Stretch, and calls the tragic news ”shocking”, adding “He was full of life, always wanting to work… a great person.”