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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.

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76.

M    

No chance it was Sam Lufti I suppose

2304 days ago
77.

soCool    

riffffffffffffffffffffff

2304 days ago
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DR WASABI    

HOW SAD FOR THE POOR SOUL THAT ENDED HIS LIFE. WHY YOU MEL, WHY ALL YOUR PROBLEMS, WHY IS YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS IN PAIN? YOUR HATRED OF PEOPLE BRINGS THIS UPON YOU. BUILDING A CHURCH DOES NOT PUT YOU IN GOOD STANDING WITH JESUS BECAUSE YOU ARE FILLED WITH HATRED. CLEANSE YOURSELF AND HE WILL HELP YOU!

2304 days ago
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April Fouels    

DOGGED IS AS DOGGED DOES

2304 days ago
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FIGHT    

No offense to the "college grad", but pictures are hung and people are hanged. I promise.

2304 days ago
81.

April Fouels    

I will forgive Mel Gibson for hiring Non-Insured, Bonded, Sub-Contracted Workers......I Won't Forgive him for his Anti-Semetic Comments, even if they were in a Drunken RAGE.

2304 days ago
82.

soCool    

Let this be the definatve and final answer and then we can all get back to bad mouthing celebs.
(I got this straight off the internet so it must be right.... :) )
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The simple explanation of which past participle of the verb hang to use is that people are hanged by the neck and pictures are hung on the wall.

2304 days ago
83.

Rico    

Mel should have a drink over this.

2304 days ago
84.

April Fouels    

We hang meat, (cows) (pigs) (fish), To Date we have not HUNG a man YET.

2304 days ago
85.

soCool    

thanks for sharing Rico _ i believe u :)o

2304 days ago
86.

Mik    

Now he has to stand in the check-out line at ACE Hardware for all eternity.

2304 days ago
87.

FIGHT    

FIGHT when I saw your name on this post I thought "yay, he's going to go off on Jews" why no anti-semitic rants?

2304 days ago
88.

soCool    

I think Rico is a little lite in the loafers

2304 days ago
89.

April Fouels    

Hung Like a Gerbil

2304 days ago
90.

Rico    

Mel just got off the phone with the Pope, and the Pope told Mel that the hanged man is already in HELL. Mel's reaction was to eat some Jesus cookies.

2304 days ago
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