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Andy Garcia -- Taylor Saved My Niece!

11/29/2007 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Andy Garcia is hailing NFL star Sean Taylor as a "hero" who lost his life trying to protect Andy's niece Jackie, who was Taylor's girlfriend and the mother of their baby. Yes-- that Andy Garcia.
Andy Garcia/Sean Taylor
Garcia tells the Miami Herald that Taylor's "heroic action" saved Jackie and daughter, also named Jackie, and called the incident "a testament to his humanity and courage." Taylor was shot when he grabbed a machete to confront an intruder, while Jackie Garcia reportedly hid in the bedroom with the 18-month-old baby. Until now, Andy and his family had not given any public comment on the killing.

"We will always remember him as a caring and loving individual, especially to his new family," says Andy. The couple met at Gulliver Prep School in Miami-Dade county.

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gkh621    

Wow. How Random is that?
First

2487 days ago
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mommyof4    

First RIP Sean
Second man did Andy get fugly with age

2487 days ago
3.

lisa    

Shows what a good person and heart Sean had, he was a great football player, but before that was a great father and caring person.

2487 days ago
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windy    

datz cool.

2487 days ago
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DD    

SOOOO SAD. BUT A TRUE MAN, PROTECTING HIS GIRLS.

2487 days ago
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OCD    



Oh, man. That's sad. Sounds like he was a very brave man.

Peace.


2487 days ago
7.

Stan    

MY SISTER GOES TO GULLIVER PREP IN MIAMI! There were like a million news reporters at her school yesterday.

2487 days ago
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kim    

Oh wow. What a shame. What a loss. My prayers to his family. Your son was a hero and will always be remembered as one of the good ones. Seems its always the good ones that die young =(

2487 days ago
9.

Yeah    

Hail Sean!

2487 days ago
10.

luvsmykids    

To Mommyof4..You are right. Like lots of folks, he got old and fat.

Wow, I "memba" when he was SO hot.

2487 days ago
11.

LongJohn69    

Taylor say "Andy, yous be cool dude. In fact yous be phat."

2487 days ago
12.

Jen    

MAURA - you are a complete idiot. Didn't we deal with this issue yesterday with Rampage's idiotic comments...grow up and get a life.

My sincerest condolences to the entire Garcia/Taylor family for such a tragic loss - it's true, the good guys never win.

2487 days ago
13.

ohiopeach    

Um, who has a machete laying around? We have one, out in the garage , up on the wall with the other yard stuff. Not too safe to have it handy with a toddler in the house.

2487 days ago
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deans38    

its not a racial thing seans friend and teammate should make a retraction on television for stooping so low in the spot light as too say what he did about the paramedics sean was a good man not much too say about his so called friend mr spotlight god bless you sean

2487 days ago
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love the U!    

The City of Miami has lost one of its own, a great athlete, a great son, partner and father. This is los for us who've seen his grow from his Gulliver Prep days to his UM days to the rockstar he was within the Redskins organization.

We are no longer back or white, Redskin or rival. We are a human race united in the pain of our loss. Much love and blessings to the Taylor & Garcia families, especially Jackie and baby Jackie.

RIP Sean. You were a phenomenal man here on earth, and I know God is enjoying having you rep the 'Skins up in Heaven.

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