Ving Rhames’ Dogs Didn't Kill Caretaker

Los Angeles coroner’s office confirms the actor’s dogs' caretaker died of a heart problem, not a dog attack.

Posted: January 22, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

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Ving Rhames’ dogs did not kill a caretaker living on the actor’s property, the Los Angeles coroner’s office has determined after a five-month investigation.

Coroner spokesman Ed Winter said Jacob Adams died of a heart ailment.

“He died because of a pre-existing heart problem,” Winter said. “The dog bites found on him were determined to be non-fatal.”

Police found the caretaker’s body on the front lawn of the actor’s property in Los Angeles on Aug. 3, 2007. The police said at the time that Adams’s body appeared to have been “mauled” by the actor’s Bullmastiffs.

Rhames says he met Adams, a Canadian actor and screenwriter, on a film set in Canada and later hired him to live at his home and care for his dogs, which include three Bullmastiffs and an English Bulldog.

Rhames, who was in Bulgaria filming a movie when Adams died, issued a statement offering his sympathies to the Adams family.

“Jacob Adams was not just a devoted employee – he was also a dear friend,” Rhames said. “I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to his family.”

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Geo   Irvine, California

9/6/2012 5:53:00 PM

So if you have a heart attack while being mauled, don't blame the dogs! What a joke.

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Cheryl   Conway, MO

1/22/2008 8:09:26 PM

What a sad story, but another case of blaming it on the dogs before the whole story was known.

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Gayle   Denton, TX

1/22/2008 3:11:00 PM

sad!

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Donna   Limington, ME

1/22/2008 2:52:31 PM

Did the dogs try to wake him up?

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