By Sandra Rose  | 

According to Thailand police, American actor David Carradine was found hanging by a rope in his hotel room in Thailand this morning.

Carradine is believed to have committed suicide. He was found by a hotel maid with a rope around his neck and body. The 72-year-old was in Thailand making a movie. When last seen alive he was in good spirits, according to his agent.

Carradine is most noted for his portrayal as the soft talking, butt kicking "Grasshopper" in the hit 1970s television series "Kung Fu"

Meanwhile, in other martial arts related news, Oscar nominated actress Taraji P. Henson is set to star in the remake of the cult classic movie The Karate Kid. Taraji will play the mother of new Karate kid Jaden Smith, son of actor Will Smith. Taraji is pictured above with her only child, Marcel.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

  • http://myspace.com/docjam1 Doc Jam

    RIP to David Carridine....Taraji P. Henson continues to look more and more beautiful every time I see her..

  • luvly1957

    RIP David, that's so sad.

    I don't think that's Taraji's son cuz they had a picture of them @ da Lakers game last week and he was much bigger than this. I think he is like 15-16 yrs old now. Those boots are FIERCE. Since she had her enhancements she is sure showing them babies off now!!!!

  • SunnyPA

    I read somewhere (a while ago) that the producers of the Karate Kid remake were thinking about casting David Carradine as the mentor role. I guess that won't be happening now.

  • PAGESINADIARY

    thats an old pic

  • Shauny

    Dang Bill RIP

    I thought Taraji's son was older than that too, Then again the pic looks old so it still may be him.

  • iscream

    Tarajii outfit doesn't go well with her son.

  • Daisy

    Looking down and walking away quick fast and in a hurry

  • Mspeng

    I refuse to believe that she went anywhere with a child dressed like that. And it appears to be an old pic

  • Charles

    WHo?

    and who is taraji? A NOBODY!!!!!

  • Charles

    WHo?

    and who is taraji? A NOBODY!!!!!

  • Krysi J

    RIP, to the dearly departed...

    Ummmm Taraji...let me holla at you right quick.. *waving hand over to the corner*

    WTF???!! and what made you??....You know betteR!!

  • anti-PC

    R.I.P. David Carrdine. I remember watching Kung Fu:The Legend Continues.

    And Taraji is too old to be rocking that outfit.

  • rochele08

    RIP David Carradine

    ...blank stare @ taraji..leaving post --->

  • Shauny

    Charles fall back talking about Taraji is a nobody. She will now be known as Acadamy Award nominee Taraji Henson and she always puts her foot in EVERY role I've seen her in.

    There aren't too many established actresses who can add Acadamy anthing behind their name so she's far from a nobody. She's just one in your opinion.

  • melinla

    Still don't understand taking your own life at 72....

  • ELove

    WHY a grown-azz woman would dress LIKE that with her child is BEYOND TACKY regardless how Sexy-n-Hot she may look

  • Anna

    ELove Says:

    WHY a grown-azz woman would dress LIKE that with her child is BEYOND TACKY regardless how Sexy-n-Hot she may look

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    She should have left it in the closet. I think single mothers forget that the way we act and dress plays a factor in the rearing of our children. The boy in the pic is looing like "oh Hell, what is she wearing".

  • Made4Success

    Surprised at David Carradine story. SMH, you just never know what folks are going through, R.I.P., we'll miss you.

    *giving Taraji the SERIOUS, MENTAL side-eye look* What eva possesed you to be dress like that 'round your son? Not a good look at all for a mother; let's keep in classy.

  • miamore73

    Yeah I have to agree that outfit wasn't mommie in the day time appropriate at all.

    That picture has to be at least 5 years old though. Isn't her son 15?

  • Made4Success

    *dressed

    She could've done better.

  • kwallace577

    awe MAN i loved david carradine. this is SAD.

    taraji has a son and that ain't him.

    that is an old pic maybe

  • Anna

    melinla Says:

    Still don’t understand taking your own life at 72….
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    It's not normal behavior unless you were diagonised with an incurable disease or took a financial loss, it is also not normal for one of his age to choose hanging, with most it's pills+booze or a bullet.

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. I see I'm not the only crying white baby on this page. Cute, cute. Why is this woman posing half naked with her young son? She looks like a hoochie. Oh how the choices we make in life can and do come back to haunt us. Peace.

    Believe it or not, I love you all, including Sandra because without her, we would not be posting here. There are some smart folks that post on this page, especially Iscream. You make so much sense!

  • PAHairston

    And a good writer to boot! You go girl!

  • flyqtnva

    @iscream
    girl you took the words right out of my mouth

  • MissGauzzz

    @ krysi
    Ummmm Taraji…let me holla at you right quick.. *waving hand over to the corner*

    WTF???!! and what made you??….You know betteR!!
    **********************************************************
    cosign!!! LOL too funny!

  • ontaya brooks

    Damn, so how is Uma going to get back at his ass in Kill Bill 3, this is such a tragic loss, he is the only one who can handle the role of Bill.

  • mina

    She looks like a $2 hookah in that pic! Her poor son is not amused.

  • Alana

    Ummm what does Taraji have on? That is not an appropriate outfit to be wearing with your kid on your arm. I hate when I see women dressed all fast in front of their kids...lol

  • iscream

    Okay, so now Single Mothers have to take the blow for Tarjii dressing like a hooker while out with her son... it couldn't have been a personal choice made by this one woman, who so happens to be a single mother?

  • Krysi J

    *slaps hand on forhead*

    OH No, please I'm begging you....do NOT go there today...

  • Shauny

    @27 The Black Mamba killed Bill in Volume 2. You didn't catch the end of the movie? I'm hoping Kill Bill 3 will be Vivica, Uma, and Lucy's kids going at each other.

    @mina - is the Kim Wong Fu in your avatar?

  • Anna

    iscream Says:

    Okay, so now Single Mothers have to take the blow for Tarjii dressing like a hooker while out with her son… it couldn’t have been a personal choice made by this one woman, who so happens to be a single mother?

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    Only Ice Tea lets his wife dress this way. If she had a man he would have said : baby don't you think you should save that outfit for the bedroom. LOL.

  • iscream

    @ Krysi sorry.

    @ Anna Ice Tea's wife was a hooker before he married her and he was a pimp. So if they like it I love it. They are perfect for each other.

  • MIZZ.I_REP_ATL

    @PAGESINADIARY: I was thinking the samething and was going to say: What N The Hell Does She Have On?!

  • Anna

    iscream Says:

    @ Krysi sorry.

    @ Anna Ice Tea’s wife was a hooker before he married her and he was a pimp. So if they like it I love it. They are perfect for each other.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    I did not know she was a hooker, I thought she just played one for the (public) attention. Is this where the term "you can't wife a ho came from?".

  • Peachizz

    Wrong,Wrong,Wront Taraji, Wrong again, She need helpt bad, RIP David.

  • miamore73

    @ice he wasn't her pimp was he??

    Cause remember he was married to that other chick before. The one that was on the cover of his album with her ass out back in the 80's.

  • pointhimout

    wow david carradine. Taraji, the answer is NO. sometimes its better to leave home without it. looks a fool. a fool i say.