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'Deal/No Deal' Model

Husband Kills Himself

After Rumors She Hooked Up With DiCaprio, Grenier

6/24/2014 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0624_katie-cleary-and-andrew-stern_gettyThe husband of "Deal Or No Deal" suitcase model Katie Cleary shot himself to death ... just weeks after she was photographed getting cozy with Leo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Andrew Stern shot himself in the head Sunday while he was at a shooting range in the San Fernando Valley.  

The 40-year-old businessman was married to Katie ... who was also a contestant on "America's Next Top Model."  Katie was photographed in Cannes last month with Leo and the two seemed tight. There are also photos of Katie in Cannes with  "Entourage" star Adrian Grenier.

0624_katie_cleary_in_cannes_akm_gsi_2We're told law enforcement interviewed various people after the suicide, including Katie, and they were told -- among other things -- he was suffering significant stress over marital problems. 

Our sources say Katie told law enforcement she and Andrew -- who appeared on "Millionaire Matchmaker" before he got together with Cleary -- were in the process of getting divorced.

A source close to Leo tells us Katie and the actor never hooked up and he left the club with his GF Toni Garrn.

In addition to marital problems, law enforcement says Andrew had a history of depression and had financial issues.

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Mdrzr    

I'm Shocked. All of you people trashing her. She stated she was in the process if a divorce. Which tells me they were probably separated, and she is free to do whatever and whoever she pleases. And I'm sure none of you girls have gone out to lunch or dinner with a guy as friends or perhaps more and then gone out dancing with your girlfriends. Heck I'd be willing to bet if we pull security feed form the bars we'd see more then one of you dancing with more then one guy in one night too. Probably even doing more then dancing.... He had a history of depression and no one forces you to kill yourself. It's a selfish action and decision you make on your own. You can't blame her for his decision to take his own life.

88 days ago
77.

justwachin    

I like to read the comments on all the gossip sites. Gives me a chuckle to see how self righteous and holier than thou they get. The one thing that astounds me though is there is always one person who has been there, knows them or saw it happen.

88 days ago
78.

Unbroken Chain    

If anything that would hurt less than her sleeping with a regular Joe.!! I told my wife a long time ago, if she could get Bob Weir to sleep with her I'd understand (Bob Weir was with the Grateful Dead for all you rap and Miley fans)

88 days ago
79.

Pace    

He was a friend and will be missed. He had to find about her cheating left and right from the papers.

88 days ago
80.

Christine    

No one really knows why someone would take their life, but them. Some people just don't handle stress well.

88 days ago
81.

click    

He appears a lot better looking then she does. She should have made her marriage work instead of going off with other men while married.

88 days ago
82.

Hugh Watt-Burrow    

I guess sloots gon' sloot

88 days ago
83.

Cecilia     

Indont know what this woman was doing in her personal life, but what I do know is NO ONE commits suicide over being cheated on or a broken relationship. There is always underlying issues and though they may have been hurt and going through stuff, it is nobodies fault. Her actions (whatever they were, it says they were getting divorced) are on her, but they were not the cause of this.

88 days ago
84.

Leah    

He appeared in the first season of "millionaire matchmaker". I just watched a rerun of the episode yesterday.

88 days ago
85.

Thomas Jefferson    

I had a girlfriend who joked about wanting to be famous and social climbing I forced myself to dump her as because of that and what she values. AndI have a good job.

88 days ago
86.

Robert    

Sorry for this young man's family. This must be a very dark time for them. My best wishes for his parents during this very difficult time.

88 days ago
87.

RaineeDrops    

That is really sad.

Marriage is suppose to be through the good and the bad, rich and poor.

88 days ago
88.

Truth    

So where there is a problem, a woman is the cause of it.

Example #16576886143

88 days ago
89.

Boogeyman    

2 douche bags and a whore, but TMZ will go out of their way to make her a celeb and post story after story about her..

88 days ago
90.

TRUTH SETS ALL FREE     

Lets start out by saying WOW!!! It must be a real slow news day, huh TMZ? Disgusting lies can be expected from a low class gossip service like TMZ, more disheartening are all of the sick sad people who sit online and make false judgements about people they do not know, anyone who has made a negative comment on here should look at themselves and ask why they are not bettering themselves and their own lives, instead sitting on a computer DURING NORMAL WORK HOURS and throwing mud at strangers …

While I assume this is already too long of a comment for most of TMZ's followers to either have the patience to sit through and read or the mental capacity to understand if they did find the patience to read more than a sentence or 2, time to try to set some things straight !!!

I personally know both of these people very well , and this story is so far from the truth its ridiculous…

Katie is an animal activists who does nothing but work hard to further the rights of animals who don't have a voice to fight for themselves . I recently saw a picture of her and Clint Eastwood at a premier, why is Dirty Harry not being blamed for this sick mans suicide as well? If it were in fact a gold digging situation I would think Clint would over shadow the other 2 names aforementioned, right ? exactly ….

Here are the facts and the straight truth, Andrew was a very sick person who had attempted these actions in the past. he has been under medical supervision for a long time now because despite all of his appeared strong qualities, he simply had a sickness in his head he could not shake. After YEARS of katie offering nothing but support and love, she made the SMART decision to protect herself both emotionally and physically …

A big part of this industry is networking and finding people who have like interests that can help one another. LEO is a huge supporter of animal rights and earthly causes and has worked hand n' hand with many people , both publicly known and unknown ,to further the progress of nobel causes .. Yes, any sort of picture can be misconstrued to make a story seem how someone wants, but the simple fact is, and anyone who knows katie can attest to, is it is business and animals first, selfless as anyone , she simply wanted Leo's , and anyone else's help for that matter to gain as much traction as possible for animal rights …

This is nothing but TMZ making a story about nothing, they thrive on half truths and assumptions because they know the majority of sick people in this world need to focus on other peoples problems because their own personal problems are too much to deal with …

As far as a humans suicide is concerned , NEVER is it anyones fault but the person who took their own lives… Their is always another answer, always another way .. This man was mentally tormented long before he ever met katie, I know this from personal experiences with the man, knew him before he ever met katie, he was unstable, had chemical imbalances and dependency on strong psychoactive pharmaceuticals that were most likely not being properly monitored … THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO KILL YOURSELF , THERE IS NO BLAME TO BE EXTENDED TO ANYONE BUT THE MAN HIMSELF … HE WAS WEAK AND MADE A WEAK DECISION THAT WAS PREDICATED FAR MORE ON HIS PERSONAL PROBLEMS THAT EXISTED BEFORE KATIE AND HIM EVER MET …

IT IS DISGUSTING AND WRONG FOR ANYONE TO SIT HERE AND COMMENT ON PEOPLE THEY DONT KNOW, YES , THIS IS THE NATURE OF THE BUSINESS, AND GOSSIP RUNS RAMPANT , BUT JUST A CLEART REMINDER THAT NOTHING IS SACRED WHEN IT COMES TO HOLLYWOOD, NOT EVEN SOMEONES LIFE AND THE FAMILY AND FREINDS LEFT BEHIND TO CLEAN UP A SELFISH PERSONS MESS…

SHAME ON ANYONE WHO HAS SAID SOMETHING BAD WITHOUT PROPER KNOWLEDGE, SHAME ON ANYONE WHO SEES A PICTURE AND MAKES A JUDGEMENT ON SOMEONE ELSES LIFE!!!

MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HURT BY THIS SITUATION , THE ONLY PERSON I DONT FEEL BAD FOR IS THE PERSON WHO DECIDED TO TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT….

OHHH YEAH, FOR ANY OF ANDREWS FRIENDS WHO WANTED TO COME ON HERE AND ANONYMOUSLY THROW MUD AT AN AMAZING WOMAN , WHY WERENT YOU KEEPING A CLOSER EYE ON YOUR BEST FRIEND? YOPU ALL KNEW WHAT THE SITUATION WAS AND YOU CHOSE TO IGNORE IT , ANY OF HIS CLOSE FRIENDS READING THIS WHO KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND CHOSE TO NOT MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO KEEP AN EYE ON HIM AND INSIST HE CONTINUE PROFESSIONAL HELP SHOULD BE HEARTBROKEN AND ASHAMED WITH THEMSELVES … WHY SHOULD SOMEONE WHO GAVE THEIR HEART TO A SICK PERSON BE HELD HOSTAGE IN LIFE?

THANK GOD HE DID NOT HURT KATIE, STATISTICS SHOW THAT MORE AND MORE THESE SITUATIONS RESULT IN MURDER SUICIDE, IT IS A BLESSING KATIE IS SAFE FORM PHYSICAL DANGER NOW, ITS JUST SAD SHE IS SUCH A GOOD PERSON, DESPITE HER KNOWING THAT SHE MADE THE SMART MOVE, SHE WILL ALWAYS PUT BLAME ON HERSELF BECAUSE THATS WHAT GOOD PEOPLE DO, BEAT THEMSELVES UP OVER WHAT MORE THEY COULD HAVE DONE.. SHE DID EVERYTHING SHE COULD, HIS SICKNESS NEEDED PROFESSIONAL HELP AND FULL SUPPORT FROM HIS FRINEDS AND FAMILY, AT THE END OF THE DAY, SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO CONTINUOUSLY TRIED TO HELP HIM ….

SHAME ON YOU TMZ, AND SHAME ON ALL OF THE SICK PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO BUT SIT AROUND AND COMMENT ON PEOPLE THEY HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT…

SAD STATE OUR WORLD IS IN , GOOD JOB MR.LEVIN , FITTING A SNAKE LAWYER WOULD JUMP INTO THE MUD THROWING BUSINESS … SICK…..

88 days ago
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