Iconic film and television actor David Carradine was found dead in his Bangkok, Thailand hotel room this morning at the age of 72. The news was confirmed by a U.S. Embassy official and it was said he died either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

While the death is still being investigated, early reports have surfaced that indicate the star of the Kill Bill films and the TV series Kung Fu had been found hanged in his hotel room.

Carradine had been in town to film his new movie, Stretch, and it was said the actor didn't join the cast and crew on Wednesday night and it was said that a hotel maid found his body on Thursday morning.

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The actor's career spanned over 100 film credits as well as two dozen TV movies and theater performances.

UPDATE: 4 PM PSTTMZ is now reporting that Carradine's death was accidental, and not a suicide. A rep for Carradine confirmed the news with this statement:

"We can confirm 100% that he never would have committed suicide. It was an accidental death. Everybody is in shock."

It seems that Carradine's body was found nude, hanging in a closet with a rope not only around his neck, but "other parts of his body" as well.

We'll keep you posted on any other news regarding Carradine's death as soon as we have more information.