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'Kill Bill' star David Carradine found dead in Bangkok

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David-carradine_l Veteran actor David Carradine died on Wednesday in Bangkok, where he was shooting a film. The 72-year-old’s nude body was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck and genitals. Those details have lead to speculation that the death may have been autoerotic asphyxiation, and The Smoking Gun has unearthed divorce court filings that show that one of Carradine’s ex-wives once accused the actor of “deviant sexual behavior which was potentially deadly.” Carradine’s manager, Chuck Binder, tells EW.com he doesn’t think it suicide that killed the actor. “Knowing him, I can’t imagine it was self-inflicted,” Binder says. “I’ve worked with him for six years. There’s no way. He was happy. It just doesn’t make sense.” 

Carradine was best known for starring in the ’70s TV show Kung Fu and in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill movies. He won a Best Actor award from the National Board of Review for his performance in the 1976 film Bound for Glory. (additional reporting by Adam Markovitz.)

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