Michael Jackson's ex-lawyer dead

Michael Jackson's former lawyer has been found dead, reportedly committing suicide

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Catherine Bach

Peter Lopez' wife Catherine Bach

Michael Jackson's former lawyer has been found shot dead.

Peter Lopez - who was married to 'Dukes Of Hazzard' actress Catherine Bach - reportedly committed suicide at the couple's home in California yesterday (30.04.10).

A neighbour heard the shot, and Peter, 60, was found by someone who was at the house.

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."

Peter 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."

Peter also represented artists including The Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble.

The law firm where Peter 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."

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