Sad news today as reports surface of the apparent suicide of actor David Carradine. According to the Huffington Post:
The Web site of the Thai newspaper The Nation cited unidentified police sources as saying Carradine was found Thursday hanged in his luxury hotel room.
It said Carradine was in Bangkok to shoot a movie and had been staying at the hotel since Tuesday.
The newspaper said Carradine could not be contacted after he failed to appear for a meal with the rest of the film crew on Wednesday, and that his body was found by a hotel maid at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. The name of the movie was not immediately available.
It said a preliminary police investigation found that he had hanged himself with a cord used with the room’s curtains. It cited police as saying he had been dead at least 12 hours and there was no sign that he had been assaulted.
However, according to WABC:
[Carradine’s] personal manager, Chuck Binder, confirmed his death this morning, saying the actor had been in great spirits.
A news report in Bangkok said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide, but Binder said he believed Carradine died of natural causes.
Mr. Carradine was 72.