David Carradine was a member of the Carradine family of actors that began with his father, John Carradine. The elder Carradine's acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television, and in cinema, spanned more than four decades. A prolific "B" movie actor,  David Carradine appeared in more than feature films in a career spanning more than six decades. Throughout his life, Carradine was arrested and prosecuted for a variety of offenses, which often involved substance abuse. These posthumous credits were from a variety of genres including action, documentaries, drama, horror, martial arts, science fiction, and westerns.
David Carradine family 'disturbed' by naked pics
Actor David Carradine found dead
He had been dead for at least 12 hours and concerns had grown after he missed a dinner date in the Thai capital. First reports in Thailand said he had committed suicide but it later emerged a cord from the curtains was wrapped around his body amid suggestions he died attempting an erotic asphyxiation act. A Thai newspaper reports the death of actor David Carradine. There were no signs of other people in the room.
Family upset over photos of Carradine's body
Caradine family attorney Mark Geragos said the family will take legal action against people or media outlets that publish the photos "for invasion of privacy and causing severe emotional distress". The Thai-language newspaper Thai Rath published photos that show the body of Carradine, who died on June 3 in Bangkok where he was filming a new movie called Stretch. Mystery has surrounded his death following initial reports that he had committed suicide - claims his family has denied. The family has hired a forensics pathologist to examine the actor's body when it is returned to the United States.
Actor David Carradine was found dead today in a luxury Bangkok hotel room, Thai police said. He was Police said they were alerted to the death of the actor, who won fame as the wandering monk in the "Kung Fu" television series, on Thursday morning.