(CNN)—American actor David Carradine has been found dead, hanging by a nylon rope in a hotel room closet in Bangkok, Thailand, according a Thai police official.
David Carradine became famous in the 1970s after starring in the television series “Kung Fu.”
Carradine, who became famous in the 1970s when he starred as traveling Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the television series “Kung Fu,” was 72.
The rope was believed to be from the hotel room curtains, Bangkok Police Lt. Col. Pirom Chanpirom said.
He said investigators found no sign of forced entry into Carradine’s room.
An autopsy was being conducted at a Bangkok hospital, but no results will be available for another day, he said.
Police provided Carradine’s family with the same information about their investigation, said Tiffany Smith, Carradine’s personal co-manager.
Smith said she was “in complete shock” and that suggestions that Carradine took his own life are unbelievable.
“Knowing David, he would never commit suicide,” and his death comes at a time when his “career is on a roll,” she said.
Carradine was in Bangkok for filming of the movie “Stretch,” being produced by a United Kingdom-based company, she said. He was the only American cast member.
Umm… how to put this tactfully…
Naked, in his closet, with his career going well…
Wild guess - this isn’t a Ray Combs, this is a Michael Hutchence.
It’s pretty damned hard to hang yourself, although there are ways.
I wonder if we’ll know the whole story. Some stories say his hands were tied, others say they weren’t. If they were, it means he wasn’t alone. That would mean foul play. If he was alone, he was getting kinky with himself and go carried away.
It’s sad and funny at the same time.