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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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46.

Iskur    

"anything or anyone Britney touches exudes bad karma

Posted at 7:07PM on Mar 19th 2008 by sp"

You're a moron.

2223 days ago
47.

sp    

You're a moron.

Posted at 7:16PM on Mar 19th 2008 by Pacccma

Ha ha Thank you

2223 days ago
48.

Rico    

I wonder if his head got ripped off.

2223 days ago
49.

richard pierce    

To be correct in Elizabethan English, it is pronounced Hang-ed. Our modern "hanged" would have been written hang'd. You people might as well learn a little something if you (like myself) have lives that are so pathetic, you are forced to hang (pardon the pun) out on TMZ. God save us all!

2223 days ago
50.

AlwaysOnTMZ    

It's pretty selfish that this guy would go do that at Mel's house and get him involved.

2223 days ago
51.

Rico    

When you hang a man, you better look at him.

2223 days ago
52.

Heather Leigh    

Okay, why do we say, "The man pleaded guilty for manslaughter" instead of ,"The man PLED guilty for manslaughter"?

I've always wondered.

2223 days ago
53.

Rico    

Cuz suicide is painless, It brings on many changes, And I can take or leave it if I please.

2223 days ago
54.

nubius    

"Teenage Suicide: Don't Do It"

-- Big Fun

2223 days ago
55.

April Fouels    

Richard Cranium, it is the QUEENS (OLD) ENGLISH

2223 days ago
56.

Rico    

If only this man had first consulted with Mel, or, with Tom Cruise, then he wouldn't have killed himself.

2223 days ago
57.

Just Wondering    

Country Grammar: I have a deeck that hungs all over my kitchen floor!!!!!!!!

2223 days ago
58.

Tyra Banks    

Hey BankClaim, how about this one:
Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

BC, you really need to lighten up.

2223 days ago
59.

April Fouels    

Go read a book...................I read that book.............

2223 days ago
60.

debeers    

It's hanged and he probably found out that in order to be paid you had to attend an intervention by Mel himself.

2223 days ago
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