It's a sad, sad day in the movie world. Legendary 'Kung Fu' and 'Kill Bill' star David Carradine has died at the age of 72, having reportedly accidentally hanged himself in his Bangkok hotel room. In the wake of the shocking news, Moviefone honors the departed actor by celebrating his most brightly shining on-screen moments. It's a sad, sad day in the movie world. Legendary 'Kung Fu' and 'Kill Bill' star David Carradine has died at the age of 72, having reportedly accidentally hanged himself in his Bangkok hotel room. In the wake of the shocking news, Moviefone honors the departed actor by celebrating his most brightly shining on-screen moments. -- By Tom DiChiara

'Kung Fu' (1972): David Carradine first garnered attention with the TV movie 'Kung Fu,' in which he played a Shaolin monk who, after avenging his teacher's death in China, flees to the American West and becomes a defender of the weak and oppressed. The telepic was a hit, birthing a TV series that would run from 1972-75 and become the defining role of Carradine's career.

'Boxcar Bertha' (1972): That same year, Carradine made a splash on the big screen, starring opposite Barbara Hershey in Martin Scorsese's Depression-era drama about a union leader and a young woman who team up to battle the corrupt railroad establishment.

Remembering David Carradine

    (FILES) Actor David Carradine arrives for the screening of "Polanski Unauthorized" in Los Angeles on April 23, 2008. It has been reported June 4, 2009 that Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A spokesman for the US Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-old actor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON /FILES (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (FILES) Actor David Carradine arrives for the screening of "Polanski Unauthorized" in Los Angeles on April 23, 2008. It has been reported June 4, 2009 that Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A spokesman for the US Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-old actor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON /FILES (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    FILE - This March 10, 2004 file photo shows actor David Carradine demonstrating a straight toe kick at his home in the Tarzana section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)

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    FILE - This Jan.16, 2005, file photo shows director Quentin Tarantino, right, and actor David Carradine, nominated for best supporting actor for his work in "Kill Bill Vol. 2," arrive for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, in Beverly Hills, Calif. He returned to the top in recent years as the title character in Tarantino's two-part saga "Kill Bill." Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, was found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,file)

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    (FILES) Actor David Carradine arrives for the screening of "Polanski Unauthorized" in Los Angeles on April 23, 2008. It has been reported June 4, 2009 that Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A spokesman for the US Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-old actor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON /FILES (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    FILE - In this Wednesday, March 10, 2004 file photo, actor David Carradine poses for a photo at his home in the Tarzana section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

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    FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 file photo, actor David Carradine arrives for the 16th annual Environmental Media Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, file)

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    FILE - In this Wednesday, March 10, 2004 file photo, actor David Carradine strikes a martial arts pose at his home in the Tarzana section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, file)

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    (L - R) Director Daniel Adams, actors Bruce Dern and David Carradine attend "The Golden Boys" photo call at The Playwright Tavern on April 9, 2009 in New York City. "The Golden Boys" Photo Call The Playwright Tavern New York, NY United States April 9, 2009 Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage.com To license this image (57161753), contact WireImage.com

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    Actors Bruce Dern and David Carradine attend "The Golden Boys" photo call at The Playwright Tavern on April 9, 2009 in New York City. "The Golden Boys" Photo Call The Playwright Tavern New York, NY United States April 9, 2009 Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage.com To license this image (57161714), contact WireImage.com

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'Bound for Glory' (1976): He earned raves and a Golden Globe nomination for his iconic portrayal of folk singer Woody Guthrie in this biopic, which won two Oscars and was nominated for four more.

'Kung Fu: The Legend Continues' (1993-97): Carradine returned to the role that made him a star with the 1992 TV movie -- and subsequent TV series of the same name -- 'Kung Fu: The Legend Continues,' which found Carradine's Kwai Chang Caine fighting crime with the help of his gun-toting, police-officer son.

'Kill Bill: Vol 2' (2004): Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1' and 'Kill Bill: Vol 2' introduced Carradine to a whole new generation of audiences and scored him a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe nomination to boot. As the titular villain, Carradine steals every scene he has in 'Vol. 2,' including his climactic "five-point-palm-exploding-heart technique" showdown with Uma Thurman.

Carradine may be gone, but his legend continues.

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