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Jenkins Sued by BMW Days Before Death

9/5/2009 2:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan JenkinsRyan Jenkins was sued by BMW for over $12,000 -- and the lawsuit was filed only days before he hanged himself in a Canadian hotel.

According to docs filed in Edmonton, Alberta on August 20, Jenkins was leasing a 2007 BMW 335xi -- but stopped making payments on it in March 2009.

BMW says the vehicle was returned to them -- but Jenkins still needed to fork over $12,750.76 for the lease, plus interest.

The BMW he was getting sued over is not the same one used to flee to Canada.

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