(CNN)—American actor David Carradine has been found dead, hanging by a nylon rope in a hotel room closet in Bangkok, Thailand, according a Thai police official.
David Carradine became famous in the 1970s after starring in the television series “Kung Fu.”
Carradine, who became famous in the 1970s when he starred as traveling Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the television series “Kung Fu,” was 72.
The rope was believed to be from the hotel room curtains, Bangkok Police Lt. Col. Pirom Chanpirom said.
He said investigators found no sign of forced entry into Carradine’s room.
An autopsy was being conducted at a Bangkok hospital, but no results will be available for another day, he said.
Police provided Carradine’s family with the same information about their investigation, said Tiffany Smith, Carradine’s personal co-manager.
Smith said she was “in complete shock” and that suggestions that Carradine took his own life are unbelievable.
“Knowing David, he would never commit suicide,” and his death comes at a time when his “career is on a roll,” she said.
Carradine was in Bangkok for filming of the movie “Stretch,” being produced by a United Kingdom-based company, she said. He was the only American cast member.