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Mark Vanderpump: Cause of Death Finally Revealed?

Yesterday, we reported on the tragic death of Mark Vanderpump, the beloved brother of Bravo reality star Lisa Vanderpump.

It was initially reported that the 59-year-old DJ’s lifeless body was discovered in his London apartment, but as new details of Vanderpump’s death emerged, a different narrative began to take shape:

We now know that Mark was still alive when he was discovered, and he died later at a Swindon Hospital.

We also know that news of Mark’s passing was kept private for more than two weeks, with new reports confirming that he passed away on April 30.

Given his profession and history of substance abuse, it’s not hard to see why many jumped to the conclusion that Vanderpump’s death was the result of an accidental overdose.

But the controversial British model Gemma Walker – who had recently got engaged to Vanderpump – says that’s not the case.

Walker tells Radar Online that she’s 100 percent Mark intended to take his own life

“It was for sure suicide,” the 36-year-old tells Radar.

“I was the last person he spoke to.”

Walker dated Vanderpump for the final three years of his life after receiving permission to carry on an affair from her previous husband, who believed the relationship might alleviate her depression.

(“It was better to have an adulterous wife than have no mother for our two children,” Mike Ramsay later said in a divorce hearing.)

Walker says she realized too late that Vanderpump was saying goodbye to her in his final text messages:

“He sent me a text message that said he was going to a better place,” she said.

Gemma Walker

“The last message he sent me was ‘My fingers are getting slower.’ I didn’t understand it at first. I was calling him and texting him back, and I heard nothing.”

Walker says she’s been inconsolable in the weeks since Vanderpump’s death, telling Radar:

“Of course I am devastated. I loved him very much. I am with my family now.”

Vanderpump and Walker’s relationship was often a subject of interest to the British tabloid press, and not only because of the unusual circumstances under which their relationship began.

Prior to meeting Walker, Vanderpump participated in a reality show with the stated goal of helping men find “gold digger” girlfriends.

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Vanderpump’s appearance on Gold Diggers and Proud came on the heels of his divorce from his wife of 22 years.

He stated at the time that he enjoyed dating “four or five women” at a time, and while promoting the show, he secured a date with a 31-year-old co-star after gifting her with a $ 50,000 ring on live TV.

Walker was present when Mark got into a loud public altercation with his famous sister back in January.

“Lisa and her husband Ken and daughter Pandora were eating dinner with her brother Mark and a few others,” one witness told Radar at the time.

“They were all obviously really upset. Lisa and her brother were shouting at each other so that the entire restaurant could hear! … At one point, Lisa’s brother slammed his hands on the table and screamed ‘Enough is enough!’”

We’ll have further updates on the increasingly bizarre circumstances surrounding the death of Mark Vanderpump as more information becomes available.

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Pauley Perrette to Mark Harmon: You’re Dead to Me!

Pauley Perrette was not killed off NCIS.

The veteran actress, who confirmed she was leaving this long-running drama last fall, bid farewell to viewers and to her character of Abby Sciuto last Tuesday night.

Will she ever return to the program that made her famous? Perhaps for the series finale?

Based on the last couple days of Twitter messages and reporting, this seems extremely unlikely.

As previously detailed on The Hollywood Gossip, Perrette left a series of cryptic messages on social media this past weekend.

They implied very strongly that the actress was bullied and/or assaulted while an NCIS cast member, an allegation that has left the Internet full of speculative chatter.

“I’ve been supporting ant-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it’s school or work, that you’re required to go to? It’s horrifying,” Perrette wrote online, adding:

“I left. Multiple Physical Assaults. I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.”

This barely even qualifies as an implication, right?

This is basically a full-on accusation.

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Perrette added in a separate Tweet that she refused to “go low” for years, choosing instead to remain silent and not talk “publicly [about] what happened.”

She isn’t talking directly about it now.

But she certainly has fans of the show talking and wondering.

Who could possibly have been behind this bullying? How was it kept quiet for so long?

We don’t have the answers, but we do have access to a Radar Online source who claims Perrette and lead actor Mark Harmon did not get along at all.

To be clear, this report does NOT insinuate that Harmon was the abuser to whom Perrette is referring above.

It focuses alternatively on a different source of tension between actor and actress.

Back in October of 2016, Harmon apparently brought his rescue pitbull named Dave to the set. The dog proceeded to bite a crew member, leaving the victim with a wound that required 16 stitches to close.

“Mark was obviously horrified and made sure that Dave went through re-training and was frequently checked by his vet,” the source tells Radar.

Harmon didn’t being the canine back to the set again until a much later date because he couldn’t find a dog-sitter at the time and he would be filming for nearly 20 hours.

Radar writes that everyone on set was just fine with this decision… except for Perrette.

The Radar insider says Perrette was “furious” at Harmon for placing the crew in danger again and that she acted like a “diva” from this point forward.

“She refused to shoot scenes with Mark and she refused to sit on the same side of the table as him at table reads,” the insider alleges, adding:

“She even completely ignored him any time he tried to make amends.”

Despite this history, Harmon tried to get back on good terms with Perrette one final time before the cast filmed her final episode, which aired on May 8.

But he was rebuffed.

“Pauley was having none of it,” the source says. “She completely ignored him.”

This incident and this feud with Harmon may very well have nothing at all to do with the assault allegations made by Perrette in her disturbing Tweets.

But it’s all just very interesting to consider because NCIS is the highest-rated show on network television and no one has ever discussed any sort of on-set tension of this kind until now.

“It is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season,” Perrette Tweeted in October, explaining as follows:

“It was a decision I made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy everything Abby not only for the rest of the season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years.

“All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration… I love her as much as you do.”

Hmm… a decision she made last year? And she wrote this in the fall of 2017?

So she made the decision in 2016 then, right? Which is when this whole dog-related scandal broke out.

“I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people,” Perrette added over this past weekend. “But at what cost? I don’t know.”

To watch NCIS online and to see Abby’s goodbye, click on the video below:

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