Lady Gaga Bodyguard Norman Oosterbroek Tasered to Death, Naked, Near Miami
About 10:45 p.m. Monday, a woman named Christiane Jung looked out her window and saw a six-foot-five, 280-pound, naked bald man staring at her.
Terrified, she called for her husband, who confronted the naked man. But he was no match: The intruder pounded him with one hand while gobbling what police suspect were drugs with his other hand.
Turns out the big bald dude was Norman Oosterbroek, bodyguard to Lady Gaga, Rihanna (here he is with her), and other huge stars.
Oosterbroek earned the nickname "The Dutch Giant." He ran his own security company, RAD, in the Netherlands and one time broke both legs of someone who tried to get onstage with Jay Z. He'd become such a fixture with Lady Gaga that fans have their own album pages devoted to him.
Police say Oosterbroek had been living in Pinecrest with his wife and two children. It's unclear what circumstances led him to get naked and go to the Jungs' house -- the couple say they did not know him. The bodyguard has reportedly had drug problems and done stints in rehab.
Police say that when they arrived on the scene Monday, Oosterbroek was confrontational and could not be subdued, so an officer tased him. He was pronounced dead at Baptist Hospital. Police are awaiting toxicology reports.
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