Jethro's Girlfriend Commits Suicide

1/30/2008 6:51 PM PST

Jethro's Girlfriend Commits Suicide

The 30-year-old girlfriend of 70-year-old Max Baer, Jethro Bodine of "The Beverly Hillbillies," died Sunday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Lake Tahoe, Calif.

According to a sheriff's spokesman, Baer called 9-1-1 at 1:15 PM last Thursday after discovering Chere Rhodes unconscious in a bedroom, suffering from a gunshot wound. She apparently regained consciousness and told deputies she was trying to kill herself. A handwritten suicide note found at the scene confirmed that, cops said.

Rhodes was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno where she was placed on life-support. Her condition did not improve and she died Sunday after her family requested she be taken off life-support.

No foul play is suspected.

Little known facts -- Baer also dated the late Sharon Tate, and Victoria Principal.