A construction worker in the movie industry killed himself at one of Mel Gibson’s homes in the Agoura Hills, near Malibu.

48-year-old, Michael John Van Dyke, hanged himself on one of the structures under construction on Gibson’s property.

His body was discovered early yesterday morning by the job site foreman. According to TMZ, Mel’s rep says the star feels “terrible” that someone committed suicide on his property.

Gibson has never lived inside the home and has no plans to move it.

TMZ says that the house is less than a mile away from the Holy Family Catholic Church, founded by Gibson. His daughter was married in the church back in 2006.

Sources tell TMZ Mel did not know Van Dyke, although Van Dyke has worked on a number of movies as a set construction foreman, including “The Matrix Reloaded,” “Dr. Dolittle 2,” “Star Trek: Nemesis,” and “Karate Kid.”

Van Dyke was on the ropes after a messy, prolonged divorce a few years ago. He was having intense financial problems.

For more information check out TMZ.com.

Tamika M. Murray


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