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Stars gather for David Carradine's funeral.

Summary: Hollywood stars were among hundreds of mourners who gathered at actor David Carradine's funeral.

Hollywood stars were among hundreds of mourners who gathered at actor David Carradine's funeral.

The 72-year-old Kill Bill star's body was found hanging in a Bangkok hotel room on June 4. Thai authorities continue to investigate his death. A statement released Thursday by a private pathologist said suicide had been ruled out as a cause of death.

His funeral at a hillside cemetery in Los Angeles lasted more than two hours and was attended by more than 400 mourners.

Among the guests were actors Michael Madsen, Jane Seymour, Tom Selleck, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Edward James Olmos, Ali Larter, and James Cromwell. Rob Schneider arrived clutching a basket of flowers.

Madsen and Liu both starred alongside Carradine in Quentin Tarantino's two-part "Kill Bill" saga.

Carradine is perhaps best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine on three seasons of the 1970s hit show Kung Fu. His role in popular culture was cemented by the time he left the show in 1975.

He later went on to star in the cult flick Death Race 2000 and in Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg in 1977, but by the 1980s his career arc had moved to lower-budget fare.

Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films offered Carradine a career resurgence. His role as the titular character earned Carradine a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor for his role in Kill Bill - Vol 2.

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