Peter Lopez, the husband of Dukes of Hazard star Catherine Bach, took his own life at the couple’s San Fernando Valley home in April and RadarOnline.com has listened to the tragic 911 call placed by Bach which reveals that the actress initially thought someone had murdered her husband.
Speaking to the dispatcher, Bach says in the call that she did not want to go outside where her husband was in fear that someone might shoot her (“No, I can’t. I’m afraid that the person might shoot me and I have two little girls,” Bach responded when asked if she was physically with the victim). She also references a robbery in the neighborhood a couple of days before.
Bach then says a housekeeper went out into the backyard to try and figure out what happened, reporting back that no weapons were laying around Lopez.
Due to the graphic nature of the call, RadarOnline.com decided not to publish the audio.
Later, a woman named Nancy who identifies herself as Catherine’s assistant, gets on the phone: “We don’t have any idea [if Lopez shot himself]. We just heard a thud and I think it could’ve even just been maybe he had a heart attack. He could’ve fallen and a branch broke, know what I mean? I just don’t know. It’s very possible that he just… That it was a branch breaking. It sounded like that to me. Somebody else said it sounded like a gunshot, but sounded more like a branch breaking, but I don’t know.”
The entertainment lawyer- who had worked with Michael Jackson and Michael Buble and had also helped establish the careers of Wilson Phillips, Vanilla Ice and Andrea Bocelli– shot himself in the head in the couple’s backyard.
He left a one page suicide note. His death certificate confirmed that he died instantly.
Bach and Lopez have two daughter together: Sophia, 14, and Laura, 11.