The martial arts icon, whose "Kung Fu" TV series reflected his signature combination of slam-bang action and calm reflection, had apparently hanged himself, reports The New York Daily News. His body was found hanging in the closet, naked, with a curtain rope around his neck and another body part, by at the Park Nai Lert Hotel.
Early Thai police reports called the death an apparent suicide. Carradine''s manager, Chuck Binder, however, disputed that. It was "accidental," Binder said. "He was full of life, always wanting to work ... a great person."
Reports in the Thai and British press suggested Carradine may have died after attempting an erotic asphyxiation act. Carradine was born into Hollywood stock, son of actor John Carradine and half-brother of Robert and Keith.