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Michael Jackson`s former lawyer commits suicide

Los Angeles: Peter Lopez, who once represented Michael Jackson as one of his music attorneys, has been found dead in his apartment.

Paramedics responded to a report of a shooting at Lopez`s home in Encino at around 11:30 AM (local time), TMZ.com reported, adding that the police is investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

The 60-year-old entertainment lawyer was married to `The Dukes of Hazzard` actress Catherine Bach. They have two children together.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said that a neighbour reported hearing a gunshot and someone at the home found Lopez`s body.

"The Lopez family has suffered a tragic personal loss," Bach`s representative told TVGuide. "Catherine and the girls ask for your prayers."

Lopez worked as Jackson`s attorney for several years. He also represented The Eagles and Michael Buble.

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