Actor David Carradine, seen at the 2008 Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles, was found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok, on June 4, 2009. A news report said he was found hanged in his hotel room.
Actor David Carradine arrives for the 16th annual Environmental Media Awards on Nov. 8, 2006, in Los Angeles. In Bangkok to shoot a movie, Carradine was a leading member of a venerable Hollywood acting family that included his father, character actor John Carradine, and brother Keith.
David Carradine performs at the Gibson Guitar and "Entertainment Tonight" celebrity hospitality lodge in the Miner's Club during the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Jan. 24, 2007. An accomplished musician, he recorded dozens of tracks and sang in several movies.
Actor David Carradine demonstrates a straight toe kick at his home in the Tarzana section of Los Angeles. He was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin priest traveling the 1800s American frontier West in the TV series "`Kung Fu," which aired in 1972-75. His long-time interest in Eastern philosphies and culture was well-known.
David Carradine strikes a martial arts pose at his home in the Tarzana section of Los Angeles, March 10, 2004, just as his 1970s TV series "Kung Fu," debuted on DVD.
David Carradine, left, poses with other stars of the film "Kill Bill - Vol. 2" during a press conference at the Dorchester Hotel in central London on April 20, 2004. His flagging career was rejuvenated when he played the title character in Quentin Tarantin's two-part "Kill Bill" saga. With him, from left, are Daryl Hannah, Uma Thurman and Michael Madsen.
David Carradine smiles during a photo call for his film "Kill Bill, Vol. 2" being shown out of competition and directed by American director Quentin Tarantino, at the 57th Film Festival in Cannes, France, Sunday, May 16, 2004.
David Carradine and his fifth wife, Annie, pose at a party hosted by Miramax Home Entertainment to mark the DVD release of "Kill Bill Vol. 1" at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on April 12, 2004. He has two daughters by previous wives and a son by actress Barbara Hershey, with whom he lived in the 1970s.
Actor David Carradine arrives at the British premiere of "Kill Bill - Vol. 2" at the Empire, Leicester Square, central London, April 20, 2004. During his career, he was nominated for an Emmy and Four Golden Globes.
David Carradine and his wife Annie arrive at the "Hero" premiere at the ArcLight Cinemas on Aug. 17, 2004, in Hollywood, Calif.
In this photo released by KTLA in Los Angeles, actor David Carradine, poses in California on May 22, 1979. In all, he appeared in more than 100 feature films with such directors as Martin Scorsese, Ingmar Bergman and Hal Ashby. One of his prominent early film roles was as singer Woody Guthrie in Ashby's 1976 biopic "Bound for Glory."
David Carradine, left, and his father, John Carradine, pose for a photo on the movie set of "Boxcar Bertha" in Camden, Ark., Feb. 7, 1972. Father and son had roles in the movie, directed by Martin Scorsese.
David Carradine is pictured during the filming of CBS' "Kung Fu: The Movie" on Jan. 3, 1986. In a 2004 interview, Carradine talked candidly about his past boozing and narcotics use and its effect on his career. He said he had put all that behind him and stuck to coffee and cigarettes.
David Carradine, center right, and his new bride, Linda Gilbert, are shown leaving the registration office after their wedding in Munich, Germany, Feb. 5, 1977. She was his second wife with whom he had a daughter. He also had a daughter by first wife, Donna Lee Becht. Carradine also was married to Gail Jensen and Marina Anderson. His fifth wife, the former Annie Bierman, survives.
David Carradine, right, plays guitar alongside his father John Carradine between scenes during the filming of "Boxcar Bertha" in Camden, Ark. David was the eldest son of the character actor. His three brothers are actors as are his two daughters and two nieces.
David Carradine smiles as he arrives for the screening of the documentary "Ghosts Of The Abyss," out of competition during the 56th Film Festival in Cannes, France, Saturday, May 17, 2003.