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Autopsy confirms local man shot himself

Posted: November 8, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 8, 2012 2:00 a.m.

An autopsy completed Wednesday on the body of a man found dead on the porch of the home he rented in Valencia has confirmed what family and friends of the victim have known since Monday, coroner’s officials confirmed.

Bret Thomas Mardock, 41, died of a gunshot wound to the head after having shot himself, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner said Wednesday.

An autopsy was done on his body Wednesday.

Mardock stunned his wife, Samantha, and residents of Bellis Drive where the couple lived when he took his own life early Monday morning, friends and officials said.

Mardock had a lengthy career in television as a makeup artist.

Although he worked on several successful TV shows such as “Melrose Place,” “Saving Grace,” “Prison Break” and “Southland” he was best known in the industry as having worked as Alyssa Milano’s personal makeup artist.




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