Michael Jackson’s ex-lawyer found dead
Published: 9:11AM Sunday May 02, 2010
Source: BANG Showbiz
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Michael Jackson’s former lawyer has been found shot dead.
Peter Lopez – who was married to Dukes Of Hazzard actress Catherine Bach – was found at the couple’s home in California on Sunday (NZT).
A neighbour heard the shot, and Lopez, 60, was found by someone who was at the house. Police are not looking for anyone in relation to his death.
A spokesperson for Catherine – who played the character of Daisy Duke in the TV series – and the couple’s two daughters Sophia and Laura said: “The Lopez Family has suffered a tragic personal loss. Catherine and the girls ask for your prayers.”
Lopez had been late King Of Pop Michael’s lawyer since 2006 when he was appointed by the singer’s former general manager, Raymone Bain, to re-organise his business affairs.
Raymone said: “I’d known Peter for 20 years, I can’t think of a nicer individual. He was a good guy. I’m just so shocked.”
Lopez also represented artists including The Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble.
The law firm where Lopez was a co-founder, Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy and Klein also spoke of their shock.
A statement from the firm said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the unexpected loss of our friend and partner.”