BANGKOK (Reuters) - US actor David Carradine was found dead, hanging from a rope in the closet of his luxury Bangkok hotel room Thursday, Thai police said. He was 72. Police said they were alerted to the death of the actor, who won fame as the wandering monk in the Kung Fu television series, Thursday morning. He was found hanging by a rope in the rooms closet, Lieutenant Colonel Pirom Jantrapirom of the Lumpini police station in Bangkok told Reuters. Carradines body was naked when it was found and there were no signs of other people in the room, Jantrapirom said. The body has been sent to a hospital for an autopsy. Lori Binder, a representative for Carradines Los Angeles-based talent manager, said the actor was in Thailand to shoot a film called Stretch. She declined to give further details of his death while it was under investigation. Carradine , from a family of performers and the eldest son of well-known character actor John Carradine , enjoyed a long career on Broadway, US television and in movies such as director Quentin Tarantinos Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2. Born in Los Angeles, Carradine worked on Broadway before earning a spot on Hollywoods map in the 1960s in TV westerns such as Wagon Train and The Virginian as well as his starring role in a TV version of hit western movie Shane.