David Carradine 1936–2009

Actor David Carradine, 72, has been found dead in a hotel room in Bangkok where he was filming his latest movie. He is believed to have taken his own life. NY Times biography. Washington Post gallery. And the BBC’s obituary. Mark Kermode pays tribute in this clip, and The Guardian’s Xan Brooks has a collection of great clips of Carradine from Kung Fu to Crank: High Voltage via The Serpent’s Egg and Kill Bill.