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Prominent entertainment attorney found fatally shot outside Encino home [Updated]

Catherine Bach and Husband Peter LopezAn entertainment attorney who once represented Michael Jackson was found fatally shot Friday outside his home in Encino.

Peter Lopez's body was discovered around 11:30 a.m. after the Los Angeles Police Department received a call reporting shots fired.

LAPD sources told KTLA News that Lopez's wife, "Dukes of Hazzard" actress Catherine Bach, told police that her husband had shot himself. Law enforcement officials said they have not determined an exact cause of death but are investigating it as a suicide. [Updated at 6:37 p.m.: An earlier version of this post said Bach's first name was Barbara. It is Catherine.]

Lopez in 2007 was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on the State Athletic Commission. 

He was also a noted attorney known for representing musicians.

-- Shelby Grad

Read more  at the Ministry of Gossip, The Times' entertainment blog.

Photo: Bach and Lopez. Credit: WireImage via KTLA News

Comments () | Archives (6)

I bet you anything it's related to Mj's death... I hope they investigate further and catch the people behind it...

it is possible that Lopez knew several things about Michael Jackson's death, and those who are part of the conspiracy have decided to liquidate him not to talk too much

And the evidence, JC?

wow! 2 people with relations to the MJ conspiracy have now been found dead and both are said to have committed suicide. this is crazy.

I agree. There has to be an underlying connection to MJ. Something is wrong and as this guy was an entertainment lawyer, who better to know if there was a connection to Sony regarding MJ's death. This gets murkier and murkier. I only hope to God that those responsible are caught and jailed.

wife is usually a suspect when husband dies under such circumstances- who knows ?


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