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Juan-Carlos Cruz -- One of the Homeless Guys Died

12/14/2010 6:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned one of the homeless men Juan-Carlos Cruz tried to recruit to kill his wife passed away a few months back.

After Cruz was sentenced on Monday, we decided to track down the three men he tried to hire to kill his wife -- that's when we were told of Big Dave's demise.

Big Dave died back in August after suffering from a brain hemorrhage. One of the other homeless heroes, Shane, tells us Dave had been sick for awhile.

Big Dave was the first of the homeless men to report Cruz to authorities. He met with Cruz several times and was the man who would have theoretically carried out the crime.


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SERIOUSLY !!!!!    

More evidence to prove that Randy & Evi Quaid's 'STAR WHACKERS' theory is spot-on!

1379 days ago


Rest in peace, Big Dave.
You may've been down on your luck, but you had morals, a conscience, and a heart.
In my own family, two of my brothers have been homeless. Thank goodness, neither one is now.
Big Dave went to the police, and helped stop an execution. That was stellar.

1379 days ago

SERIOUSLY !!!!!    

I'm going with Randy & Evi Quaid on this one ... it's more evidence of their whole 'STAR WHACKERS' theory!!!!

1379 days ago


RIP, Big Dave. Sometimes it is the ones that have the least, that end up having the most (morals) after all.

1379 days ago


R.I.P homey

1379 days ago


Sad news. He was one of the good guys.

1379 days ago


RIP Big Dave :(

1379 days ago


wow homeless and still a great person R.I.P

1379 days ago

A. Perez    

Being homeless is not a crime in California. By the way, may I remind Christians that Jesus Christ was homeless during most of his lifetime. Sleeping outdoors is actually better for your health than sleeping indoors (chemicals in your carpet, polyester blend bedsheets, blankets, quilts, rugs, varnished and/or painted furniture, electronic television, clock, etc. cause pimples and breathing problems)Dave deserved a better life but was kicked to the curb by a corrupt system where greedy politicians feed at the public trough themselves instead of spending the taxpayer $$$ meant to feed and shelter the elderly and the disabled. God called Dave's name and he is gone now .... but some of us will remember reading about him and say, Dave was a helluva decent man. A hero!

1379 days ago


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1372 days ago

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