Family and friends of Tom Oteri (father of SNL alum, Cheri Oteri) are trying to make sense of his violent death this past weekend.
Tom Oteri was fatally stabbed Saturday night in the wrist with a pocketknife by songwriter Rich Fagan. The murder happened after a drunken fight in the Nashville home the two shared according to police.
Oteri was known to be a peace-loving man.
Son Brian Oteri told the media that the scenario was out of character for his father, who rarely drank to excess.
“I can't remember him once raising his voice to me. He would be the referee in any family argument. Dad never let things go too far,” said Brian
A music industry insider says, "No one can believe it. Rich lived hard, but Tom sort of kept him in line. He was very much a fatherly figure to Rich."
Cheri Oteri has declined to make a statement regarding her father's death.
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