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Nashville Stabbing Victim is Cheri Oteri's Dad

4/28/2008 4:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Nashville music producer who was allegedly killed over the weekend by his friend and roommate is the father of "SNL" star Cheri Oteri.
Cheri Oteri
Gaetano Thomas Oteri was allegedly murdered by songwriter Richard Fagan last Saturday night when Fagan stabbed Oteri with a pocket knife. Fagan and Oteri had collaborated on several of Fagan's songs, and on Fagan's own website, Oteri is credited with helping Fagan through tough times: "Many years ago when Fagan was down and out (see Fagan bio), it was Tommy who took him in and put him on a path to songwriting stardom."

Oteri, according to cops, has been informed of her father's death.

UPDATE: Fagan has been officially charged with criminal homicide and is being held without bond.

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Just call me trailer trash....    

you can pick your friends but you can't pick your family

2179 days ago
2.

Miss Penny Lane    

guess it is time for him to take down from his web site all the pics of cheri and her dad! this is horrible news!! :(

2179 days ago
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JJ    

That is not Cheri Oteri. If it is, she has changed alot or had some cosmetic surgery.

2179 days ago
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Melissa    

Poor girl. I feel for the family. How tragic.

2179 days ago
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Victoria    

That IS Cheri.....my sincerest sympathy to his family & loved ones.

2179 days ago
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FlBiker    

First her career and now her Dad

2179 days ago
7.

JessBcuz    

Aaawww I'm so sad for her!! My heart goes out to her and her family!!!!

2179 days ago
8.

TheRaw420    

So let this be a lesson to all you race card users, Country stars kill each other just like the rap stars, you don't have to be white, black, purple or green to be a gangster, a killer, a musician, a rap star, or a truck driver.... people kill.

That is what is wrong with human being

2179 days ago
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YOU ARE IGNORANT    

she was hiliarous as the cheerleader on SNL..LOVE HER

2179 days ago
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JessBcuz    

7. First her career and now her Dad

Posted at 3:28PM on Apr 28th 2008 by FlBiker

Hopefully you're next, you waste of human space!!!

2179 days ago
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Proud American    

I agree that it lloks like Cheri has had some cosmetic work done.

2179 days ago
12.

Tangie    

Who really cares? Country idiots at their best...

2179 days ago
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Julie-J.B.    

That is horrible and sad.
But Cheri Oteri must have had some major work done. She's 45, but looks 25 in this pic and in the ones on her IMDb page.

2179 days ago
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FlBiker    

TMZ could obly find a prison pic of the guy?

2179 days ago
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patsy ramsey    

cheri oteri is HOT. she is every midget's wetdream.
whats the deal with all these's dads dying lately?? like camaroon diazes,
if these dam heather mills gold diggers didn't exist i bet men would live longer then women

2179 days ago
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