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David Carradine, June 4, age 72: Carradine, son of noted actor John Carradine and half-brother of actor-singer Keith Carradine, had a long career in film and TV. He gained deep martial arts expertise when he starred in the popular series "Kung Fu" but also had deep dramatic acting talent, which was showcased in films like "Boxcar Bertha" and the stunning Woody Guthrie biopic "Bound for Glory" and "Kill Bill: Vol. 2." The sensation surrounding his death in Thailand, caused by self-inflicted asphyxiation during an auto-erotic episode, nearly overshadowed his lifetime body of work. Of his devotion to martial arts, he once said, "It's not even a matter of physical fitness; it's a matter of mind, body, unity and achieving a little tiny bit of spirituality in your life."
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