And there’s the bad.
The good: If O’Donnell were to be gripped with buyer’s remorse after agreeing to plunk down $5 million-plus for Grease star Olivia Newton-John‘s crib, she can get out of the contract and cite today’s suicide of a construction worker by the pool as a reason.
The story of the desperate soul who shot himself in the head just days before the deed is signed doesn’t really make for good conversation at Rosie’s future barbecues!
At this point, it’s unclear whether the former co-host of The View wants out, Gossip Extra has learned, but the option of walking away is on the table. (Look below for a photo of the house)
When asked about the suicide, a subdued O’Donnell told Gossip Extra through her publicist: “This is a terrible tragedy, and we’re not commenting at this time.”
There was a time when realtors were mandated by law to reveal murders and suicides in a house within two years of the sale.
“Material defect,” they called it.
The law changed recently, said Palm Beach Realtor Doug Rill, and it’s no longer required.
“Buyers can walk away for just any reason during the inspection phase,” Rill said, “whether there’s a suicide or a leaky roof.”
The 42-year-old victim, by the way, has yet to be identified by police pending notification to family members.