Actor David Carradine has been found dead in a hotel room.

The Oscar-nominated star - who played the role of Bill in Quentin Tarantino's hit 'Kill Bill' movies - is believed to have committed suicide after he was discovered hanged in the room in Bangkok, Thailand.

His manager Chuck Binder called the death "shocking and sad".

US Embassy spokesman Michael Turner confirmed the passing of the 72-year-old actor, saying he died on either Wednesday evening (03.06.09) or Thursday morning (04.06.09).

At the time of writing, he refused to provide anymore details out of consideration for his family.

Carradine - who played Kwai Chang Caine in the popular 70s TV series 'Kung Fu' - is survived by his fifth wife, Annie Bierman.

He was nominated as Best Actor for his role as Woody Guthrie in 1976 movie 'Bound for Glory'.

Speaking of his role in 'Kung Fu', Carradine said: "I don't need to convince anybody that I know kung fu, but maybe somebody needs to know that I really can act without doing a Chinese accent or a funny walk."