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Michael Jackson's Lawyer -- Mystery Suicide Note

5/3/2010 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0502_peter_lopez_EX_single4Peter Lopez -- the music attorney who had close ties to Michael Jackson -- left a suicide note that was completely silent as to why he took his life ... sources connected to the situation tell TMZ.

We're told the one-page, handwritten note expressed his love for his wife and kids and asked for forgiveness, but did not even hint at why Peter would end his life.

A source close to the family tells TMZ Peter dropped the kids off at school at about 9:00 AM Friday.  When he got home, we're told Peter went to the backyard and shot himself in the head.

We're also told people close to Peter thought he seemed "stressed out" in the weeks leading up to his death ... but that he did not tell anyone -- including his family -- what was bothering him.

Lopez was married to Catherine Bach from "The Dukes of Hazzard" for 20 years. They had two children together.

In addition to working with Michael Jackson, Lopez -- who worked with Jackson on the 25th anniversary of "Thriller" -- was an attorney for The Eagles and served as a co-producer on the movie "Selena."

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16.

justME.    

HOAX !

1531 days ago
17.

Vera    

TMZ as always capitalyzing on MJ, why didn't they put "The Eagles's lawyer-Suicide note", no, that does not sell stories only Michael Jackson does. TMZ should pay royalties to the Michael Jackson estate!!! This is idolatry Harvey, you should be buried alive besides MJ, your idol and mealticket.

1531 days ago
18.

bunny93    

you michael haters should rot in your misery .what the hell does michael have to with his lwayer killing himself.you guys are worthless and you need lives.what so popular about trash talking the king of pop.to all you michael haters choke on a pistol

1531 days ago
19.

Mim    

& one should be named after your mama too



Posted at 1:28 AM on May 3, 2010 by Tellit
There should be an infectious deadly disease named after Michael J. Jackson.



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1531 days ago
20.

sistaelle    

No doubt something will surface in the future - something out of left field that he couldn't keep secret much longer. People with everything to live for don't just up and kill themselves.

1531 days ago
21.

electriczipper    

At least he only killed himself instead of taking out the whole family like some of these wackos do....

1531 days ago
22.

pcartier    

He knows something and is taking it to the grave.

1531 days ago
23.

cjs    

So sad for who he left behind. Suicide is a very selfish act, this is just awful.



I HOPE that Catherine wasn't the one who found him, hopefully it was someone other than his wife, I know that doesn't make it okay for whomever did find him, but lets hope that she was spared that.

1531 days ago
24.

Jackie    

He was also Michael Jackson's brother, Randy's lawyer. Current. Hmmmmm

1531 days ago
25.

sue    

mark- post 32--NICE MOUTH!!! ARE YOU REALLY THAT IGNORANT TO THE FACT THAT PEOPLE DONT WANT TO HEAR YOUR FILTH!!!




you know if michael were still here he would be very saddened by this tradegy of someone he knew to do this !!! he would certainly handle it with the up most respect and dignity that one with his soul would!!!! this is a terrible thing to happen to this mans children that there dad took his life, and they will live with it forever, so dont you people think you could give some respect just in case these kids are reading these threads!!!! sue from tampa

1531 days ago
26.

Liz Medina    

This is sad story. Even sadder is poster #2. This is a toxic personality.

1531 days ago
27.

Vanessa    

Sad.
Where's KOOKY when you need him?
Where is KOOKY where is KOOKY?
He suppose to say, "Here I am" 2X

1531 days ago
28.

electriczipper    

kooky is gone..banned forever..

1531 days ago
29.

dd    

He was probably going broke like everyone else! Some people can't handle it.

1531 days ago
30.

peaceanloveMJ    

Maybe he could not live with the fact that MJ had another will and he didn't give it to MJ''s family, because he was forced to keep silent.

1531 days ago
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