King of Pop’s Ex-Lawyer: Dead

Peter Lopez found shot

The ex-lawyer of King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was found dead today. Peter Lopez, 60, married to Catherine Bach, 56-year-old actress, was found in the couple’s California home.

Lopez died of a gun-shot wound to the head, self-inflicted according to Craig Harvey, operations chief with the L.A. County Coroner’s Office. Lopez worked with song-writers, singers and producers too. He was a founding partner of the law firm Lopez Lange & Klein. “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the unexpected loss of our friend and partner, Peter Lopez,” the firm expressed.

“I’ve known Peter for 20 years. I can’t think of a nicer person,” said Michael Jackson’s former general manager, Raymone Bain. Lopez was known as lawyer to the stars.