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'King of Infomercials'

Self-Mutilation Suspected

In Apparent Suicide

10/3/2011 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Officials found a "large amount of blood" in the jail cell where "King of Infomercials" Don Lapre was discovered Sunday morning, law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... and we're told it appears Don had cut himself. 

As we previously reported, Don was set to appear in court on Tuesday to face 41 counts of conspiracy and fraud ... for allegedly selling a bogus product called The Greatest Vitamin in the World.

Don's body was discovered in his Arizona jail cell early Sunday morning -- officials believe he committed suicide.

So far, no word on what object Don may have used to allegedly cut himself.

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16.

Kevin    

I bought a newspaper address kit from Don Lapre in around 1997-98. It was real then, and gave the names and addresses, as well as circulation, of every newspaper in the U.S. Lapre was a heck o*****ood pitchman, but he must have went astray. RIP.

1031 days ago
17.

Fan    

When a D-Bag like Lapre offs himself, the world makes sense again.


He showed us that he finally understood what he did (ripping off millions of people). He also understood that he deserved the death penalty... a penalty greater than the courts would have imposed!

1031 days ago
18.

Kevin    

I didn't swear in my earlir post. I simply said Don Lapre was a heck - of - a - good - pitchman.

1031 days ago
19.

Fan    

@ CraftMax19: 3 minutes ago


Hey CraftMax19, why don't you get a sharp object and do a Lapre on your pitiful self?

1031 days ago
20.

Kevin    

If I remember correctly, Lapre always looked to his side while pitching, then he'd look at the camera, then back to his side. Was he looking to his left all these years? Oh, good grief, then man was probably telling us all along that he was lying. (people look to their left while lying -- maybe)

1031 days ago
21.

CountryGal    

No real loss! One less scam artist on the planet.

1031 days ago
22.

Ollie_vee    

Somebody get a hold of Kevin Trudeau and tell him that THIS is the most honorable thing s***bags like him and Don Lapre can do after their miserable lives separating gullible people from their money. The more the merrier.

1031 days ago
23.

agold    

Good. Now if the rest of the bottom feeding greedy f00kers of this country would follow suit...

1031 days ago
24.

meow    

How can people be so rude? This poor man is dead now,
Yes he was convicted of fraud, but it's not like he is a rapist or a serial killer!
I can't believe the nerve of some people! I feel immensely sorry for his family to have to witness such a tragedy and on top of that have all these jerks being insensitive a holes!

1031 days ago
25.

Tammy    

Are you telling me that people believed what he was saying? If stupid people want to part with their money, it's on them.

1031 days ago
26.

mikka    

There s a mexican movie called LADRON QUE ROBA A UN LADRON, Thief who steals from a theif ... it s about a band of rookies leaded by 2 experts in robberies who are after a BIG FISH .. an infomercial millonaire from Argentina who s ripping off people in Miami... he was selling "Miracle water to heal cancer" so the band decides to do POETIC JUSTICE .. GREAT MOVIE IF YOU ASK ME cause at the end you understadn the real reason why the main thief wanted revenge ...

THE WORLD JUST LOST OTHER THEIF ...

1031 days ago
27.

soulofanangel    


No amount of vitamins or money satisfies a rotting soul.

1031 days ago
28.

Franko    

If only the rest of these s***bags could follow suit Trudeau (Kevin), Pinkus (Michael), the makers of Q-Ray bracelet, and others...

1031 days ago
29.

Good riddance!    

Good! One less thieving dirtbag to deal with!

1031 days ago
30.

MariJoy    

It went around, it came around. Guess those vitamins didn't do HIM much good, eh?

1031 days ago
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