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Ellen Torn Up Over Gay Murder

2/28/2008 9:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ellen DeGeneres broke from comedy for a few minutes on the show she taped today and got deadly serious.


Ellen looked into camera and talked about the murder of Lawrence King, a 15-year-old student in Oxnard, Ca. King, who was gay, was allegedly shot to death by a fellow male student whom he asked to be his Valentine.

Ellen was on the verge of tears and as close to political as she gets. The show airs tomorrow, check local listings.

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