Attorney Peter Lopez Dies

Peter Lopez, a prominent entertainment attorney who once worked for artists such as Michael Jackson, Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bublé, apparently shot himself to death April 30 in the suburban Los Angeles home he shared with wife Catherine Bach.

Lopez, 60, was Jackson’s music attorney for several years according to Alfred Newman, a spokesman for the firm of Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy & Klein, of which Lopez was a founder.

Former MJ manager Raymone Bain said she hired Lopez in 2006 as Jackson’s entertainment attorney when she was reorganizing his affairs.

More recently, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzennegger appointed Lopez to the State Athletic Commission, which regulates boxing, and as director of the California Exposition and State Fair Board.