Gaetano Thomas Oteri is Cheri Oteri’s Murdered Dad

April 28, 2008
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Cheri Oteri, star of “Saturday Night Live,” lost her father, Gaetano Thomas Oteri, when he was allegedly murdered by Richard Fagan. Oteri and Fagan were roommates and business partners in Nashville. You can see Oteri’s biography, video and photos below.




Fagan reportedly stabbed Oteri with a pocket knife last Saturday night and has officially been “charged with criminal homicide and is being held without bond.”

Gaetano Thomas Oteri Biography

Gaetano Thomas Oteri was a music producer in Nashville. He collaborated with songwriter Richard Fagan on several songs and is credited with helping Fagan through some low points in his life.

“Many years ago when Fagan was down and out, it was Tommy who took him in and put him on a path to songwriting stardom.”

On Saturday that friendship took a terrible turn when Fagan stabbed Oteri with his pocket knife, causing Cheri’s father to bleed to death. The ongoing investigation revealed a fight between the two broke out around 9 p.m. Less than two hours later, Police arrested Fagan for DUI where he admitted to taking six shots of alcohol. Oteri’s body was not found until Sunday afternoon when a mutual friend reported the house in disarray and no response to the door.

Oteri was 69-years-old at the time of his death. Most people find good things to say about someone after they’ve passed, but the quote below was written about Tom long before.

“And all I know is that Tom Oteri is one of the warmest, funniest, most generous, supportive–and all-around finest people on the planet.”

You can see more photos of Oteri and his daughter Cheri Oteri below.




Cheri Oteri Video






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