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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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46.

Cookie    

So who or what drove him to it?



1545 days ago
47.

donna     

I WOULD NOT BE SUPRIZE THAT HIS DEATH IS NOT SOME HOW LINK TO MJ DEATH NO ONE WOULD EVER LOOK IN TO IT BUT IT COULD BE SO. MANY KNOW MICHAEL WAS KIILED BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE WANT BLAIM IT ALL ON HIM, ITS SAD . WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR FAMILY MEMBER NEXT AND THE SAME PEOPLE WHERE INVOLVED WOULD ANYONE CARE THAN? IM NOT SAYING HE HAD ANYTHING TO DO DIRECTLY WITH IT BUT HE COULD HAD KNOWN SOMTHING BY MISTAKE

1541 days ago
48.

Cassie    

I have been going over this again and again and nothing makes sense. Firstof all, no investigation. I don’t care if a note was leftor not, there is always an investigation when a body turns up dead on private property (or public)especially with a not left as vague as his was. Please! Katherine would hae been in the interrogation chair a few times by now. Suspect! This thing died out about as quick as the cheap room deodorizer I had hanging in the attic and I’m just not buying it. My bet, he shows up as Mystery witness for the prosecution during the Conrad Murray trial. He’s in witness protection, the reason for his demeanor a few weeks beforehand and the reason for Katherine and family not uttering another word about it.

1184 days ago
49.

Rhonda    

why speculate

1146 days ago
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