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.