David Carradine, the eldest son of film legend John Carradine, and Jean Seberg's co-star in Macho Callahan, has died.
CNN.com reports that he was found hanging by a yellow nylon rope in a hotel room closet in Bangkok, Thailand. An autopsy is being conducted at a local hospital.
Carradine's wife Annie Bierman and his manager Chuck Binder have rejected suicide as a cause of death.
Carradine and Seberg played newlyweds David and Alexandra Mountford in the violent Civil War drama directed by Bernard Kowalski.
In his autobiography, Carradine recalled working with her and an incident involving the pair and co-star Lee J. Cobb:
A Spanish speaking wardrobe person was fussing with Carradine's clothes. He asked Jean and Cobb how to make the woman stop. Cobb replied, "You say 'Basta' (enough)!" Jean said, "No, you say. 'No es necessario' (It is not necessary)." Sweetness instead of a command. Like I said, a real lady. It broke my heart when I heard about her death.
Carradine is best known for his work in the 1970s television series Kung Fu, and more recently for his starring role in Kill Bill.
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