By Nicole Sperling
Updated June 04, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

While the cause of David Carradine’s death has yet to be determined by a coroner, reports that he was found in a Bangkok hotel room with a rope around his neck and body have lead to speculation that the 72-year-old actor took his own life. His manager, Chuck Binder, tells he doesn’t believe Carradine killed himself. Eerily, one of Carradine’s last projects is a film called My Suicide. The film, which won the Crystal Bear award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, centers on a 17-year old media geek who becomes the most talked about kid in school when he announces — on-camera during a school project — that he’s going to kill himself. Carradine, we’re told, plays a wise mentor figure who teaches the boy that you don’t have to kill yourself, just the parts of yourself that you don’t like. One of the film’s producers is the non-profit company Regenerate Films, which is run by industry professionals dedicated to fighting teen suicide. A statement from the film’s producers released today reads: “We are tremendously saddened to hear of our friend David Carradine’s tragic death. His remarkable spirit will live on through the legacy of his incomparable career. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.”