June 12, 2009

Spike TV plans Carradine tribute

Spike TV has announced plans to honor the late U.S. action movie and TV icon David Carradine by airing a marathon of his work.

Carradine, 72, died last week in Bangkok.

Spike TV said it will pay tribute to him with a David Carradine Movie Marathon Saturday.

Scheduled to be shown are Kill Bill, Vol. 1 and Kill Bill, Vol. 2, as well as the TV movie Kung Fu Killer.

A Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actor who earned a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, Carradine's career spanned five decades and included dozens of memorable roles. He is perhaps best known for his work in the Kung Fu television series, which ran from 1972 to 1975.

This action-packed marathon is our way of paying homage to one of the most unforgettable martial arts action heroes in film and television history, John Griffin, vice president of programming for Spike TV, said in a statement Thursday.