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Suicide at Mel's Place

3/19/2008 8:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ a construction worker committed suicide at one of Mel Gibson's homes today.

It happened at Mel's Agoura Hills home -- near Malibu. The construction worker was 48-years-old. We're told he hanged himself. The body was found by the job site foreman.

The Sheriff's substation in Lost Hills took the call at 8:07 AM -- that's the same station where Mel was taken after his DUI arrest in 2006.

Mel was not at the house when the body was discovered. A law enforcement source says no one from Gibson's family was living at the house -- it is currently under heavy construction.

The house is less than a mile from his church -- The Holy Family Catholic Church -- where Mel's daughter was married back in September, 2006.

Mel has never lived on the compound.

UPDATE
: Law enforcement sources say the body was found hanging in the addition to the home that was being built and was in "full-body rigor mortis" and the hanging could have occurred last night.

Story developing ...

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1.

Bob. My name is the same forwards and backwards    

Probably was forced to watch one of his movies.

2378 days ago
2.

she smiled    

Weird and sad.

2378 days ago
3.

albert    

HANGED HIMSELF!!!! wow what dumbasses,,,,,you mean hung himself

2378 days ago
4.

JRS    

Mel brings out that feeling in a lot of people !!!

2378 days ago
5.

me    

actually professor albert, hanged IS a word

2378 days ago
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Rico    

Great Evil is at the root of the catholic religion that Mel adheres to.

2378 days ago
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I is a college grad    

It's hung himself - not hanged

2378 days ago
8.

Fave    

Why didn't the guy just commit suicide at his own home? One of his co-workers probably found him and it probably traumatized the hell out of him. People that commit suicide are selfish, not thinking of anyone else obviously. Next time...get a room.

2378 days ago
9.

JenRN25    

wow...what on earth could make you do that at work? and no on saw hm do it? Or didn't see him soon after? Geesh!

2378 days ago
10.

Bubblebunny    

Albert : I'm an English Teacher. It is "hanged". The tmz dudes are correct. May the guy rest in peace. Too bad for Mel.

2378 days ago
11.

Rico    

The next question is...will TMZ call him a douchebag?

2378 days ago
12.

Jazzy    

"Hanged himself" is proper grammar. Go back to school, Albert.

2378 days ago
13.

Rico    

how about "hunged"?

2378 days ago
14.

sickofperverts    

For the life of me I do not understand "WHY" when people want to kill themselves they have to "drag eveyone else into it also"!!!!
His estate should be charged for causing such crap on someone else's "PROPERTY"!

Believe me, if his family can find a way to blame Gibson they will and would..and SUE!

2378 days ago
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sickofperverts    

I'll save TMZ the time "I" will call him a douchebag..Selfish prick!

2378 days ago
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